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Thinking of moving house this Springtime? Buying or selling a property can be one of life’s most stressful and expensive events. Your local solicitor Stuart Bailey can help with all your residential conveyancing needs. With over 20 years of experience Stuart can help you with the problems you may encounter when buying or selling a house. Whether you are taking the first step onto the property ladder or are looking to downsize for retirement, Stuart and his colleagues at Thomson Hayton Winkley can help. Stuart’s practical and

approachable style will make your transaction as stress-free as possible. At Thomson Hayton Winkley we provide all of our clients with the same dedicated service, whether they want to communicate with us in person, email or telephone – the choice is up to you. Our objective is to ensure your sale and purchase completes as seamlessly as possible to keep your stress to a minimum. To obtain your free, no obligation quote please feel free to contact us on the details below.

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Letter from the Editor Interestingly SLDC recently revealed that their reserves amounted to £14.556 million of which £7.883 million is earmarked. This leaves £6.723 million unallocated. With the Lido consultation ended some time ago we hope that some of the available funds can be put to good use to finally launch works on the Lido - a move that I am sure would be appreciated by many people.

As you read this you have probably just voted in the local elections so we’ll see what comes of that. A date for your diary is the Cartmel Rocks festival (previously Joe and Connie Calling). Many local people and businesses have supported this local charity over the last 4 years and this year the event takes place on Saturday June 9th from 1pm - 11pm. Best of luck to everyone (including my daughter) who is facing the pressure of exams - a tough time for parents, students and teachers.





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New date for Ravenstown Fun Day In the March edition of Grange Now, we published an article about Ravenstown turning 100 this year.

A Fun Day was planned at Ravenstown Club for Saturday 9th June but sadly this clashes with the Joe and Connie Calling event so the Fun Day will now take place on Saturday 16th June. Organisers told Grange Now, “If anyone has any old photos to share on the day or would like to help on the day, it would be very much appreciated.

“We have quite a lot of attractions organised including: Bouncy

Castles, Donkey Rides, FacePainting, Morris Dancing, Children’s Sports and some for the adults too!”

Events the Club has already planned include: 16th June - 100 year celebration Fun day; 19th August - Vegetable Show and 29th September - Elton John tribute act.

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In the March edition of Grange Now we publicised a fundraising concert that Grange Concert club were holding in Victoria Hall.

A spokesperson for the club told Grange Now: “The Grange-over -Sands and District Concert Club are concerned about the possible closure of the Victoria Hall and recognise its importance to both the club as its concert venue and to the town. The committee had discussed possible ways to support the hall. They were keen to improve the visual aspect for concert goers, as most chamber group musicians perform from the floor of the hall. Purchasing the staging was seen as a way to achieve both aims; better sight lines and an additional source of income for the Victoria Hall. “To a rousing fanfare by the Prince Bishop’s Brass Quintet, the club president Dr. Sheila Phizacklea and the committee presented the staging they had purchased to Mayor Peter Endsor and to the Victoria Hall

manager Sally Haines. Sally was delighted and said that other organisations would be able to make good use of the staging, improving sight lines when the stage is not being used and providing additional stage space for large performing groups. “The cost of £2582.85 was met mainly by the proceeds of the club’s 9th March fundraising concert given by the Ulverston Victoria High School Swing Band.”

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If you have photos, want to help on the day or have ideas please contact either Paul on 07855 240347; Peter on 07770 814950 or James on 07917 118926 or by getting in touch through Ravenstown Club’s facebook page.

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Make a note for Saturday 9th June when Grange celebrates the 25th Edwardian Festival in Park Road Gardens. This year, to celebrate 25 years of Grange’s family day out, the bandstand will feature BANDS – old favourites and new – and the ever popular traditional Morris and Clog dancing. Kids will enjoy Harvey Rush children’s entertainer, Punch & Judy and miniature train rides. Refreshment stalls

include Ice cream, bangers and burgers, speciality coffees, homemade cakes and tasty sandwiches, soft drinks, teas and coffees. Parking is free all day on Berners Close Car Park and the Big Red Bus will provide free rides (each way) between Grange Station and the Festival – with stops in between – all day. More news from the Edwardian Festival next month – still time to book a charity, crafts or trade stall! Call 015395 32265.

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Investment Matters By Jason Crane APFS CFPTM

‘Don’t put all your eggs in one basket’ is a common saying, but in no other area does this resonate more than in Financial Planning. The key to successful Financial Planning is to ensure that you hold a diverse spread of asset types. Other than Cash and Property; two of the main asset types are Equities and Fixed Interest Securities, such as Corporate Bonds. Equities/Shares; investing in shares means that you own a share of that company and therefore receive a share of the profits by way of dividend. Dividend income is often seen as a hedge against inflation; in theory, if revenue and costs rise with inflation, so will the profits. Consistent and rising dividends should mean a rise in the share price, ensuring investors benefit from both income and capital growth. Conversely, dividends are by no means guaranteed and the value of shares can fall as well as rise so investors may get back less than they invest. Corporate Bonds are essentially loans to companies in return for a fixed rate of interest; the loan being repayable on a fixed date in the future. Before being repaid by the company, Corporate Bonds can be bought and sold on the stock market with the price very much determined by supply and demand, affected by interest rates, inflation and the financial strength of the company. In terms of risk, this type of investment sits below shares as the company simply needs to have enough cash to service the debt, whereas shareholders require the company to make reasonable profits to pay a dividend. Although this type of investment is considered lower risk than shares, they do have an element of risk as some companies will default; in addition to this, currently we are seeing high prices being paid for this type of asset so whilst it will provide a regular income it may produce a capital loss when the maturity date arrives, thus increasing the potential risk of what has traditionally been seen as a ‘steady away’ type investment.

Cartmel Priory pupil’s novel way of celebrating 16th birthday When Emma Walmsley from Grange was deciding what to do to celebrate her sixteenth birthday, several options probably sprang to mind but despite the fact that she has never flown before Emma decided to do a skydive for charity. Under the watchful eye of Skydive Northwest, Emma headed out to

speeds of 120mph and a height of 14,000ft and has so far raised £532.

Cark airfield on Saturday 14th April to do her jump in aid of Cancer Care. The fearless lass reached

Currently in Year 11, Emma plans to do a catering course at Kendal College to give her the necessary skills to help mum, Ann, in their new venture, ‘Emma’s Cafe on the prom’. If you would like to donate, Justgiving/ emmawalmsley.

Every picture tells a story

In April, Mary Long turned 100 years old. Mary was the former owner of Vale View Stores in High Newton which she ran with her daughter, Janet Birch. Our photo shows Mary cutting the first sod for the High Newton by-pass. Happy Birthday Mary

Working with a Financial Planner will help you select the most appropriate assets and ensure your finances remain focused on your long term goals. The comments in this Editorial are only general and should not be taken as specific advice. It is important that you seek independent advice before taking any action on the above, or any other, subjects. It should be noted that the value of some investments can fall as well as rise therefore you may get back less than originally invested. Past performance is not necessarily a guide to the future. Independent Investment Associates Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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For many years Grange Now has supported new businesses with free articles and adverts, especially those started by young people.

This month sees the launch of Infinity Hair and Beauty on Kents Bank Road; a brand new and exciting salon based in the heart of Grange situated next door to the Grange bakery. Infinity Hair and Beauty has been launched by local women Julie Lomas and Katie Patterson combining their amazing experience of about 20 years, and a young upcoming hairdressing apprentice Ellana Clifton. They offer the full range of hair and beauty treatments ranging from hair cutting to eyelash extensions, in a fresh and vibrant salon environment. Open 6 days a week Infinity can be contacted on 015395 32010 and late nights are available. All

products are high quality brands introducing Wella Hair Care and Halo Gel Nails and they have many more beautiful products in salon. Prom, wedding and christening packages are on offer that include hair, nails, lashes and makeup all of which can be in salon or a mobile service is available. A speciality at Infinity suited to those leaving school is their Prom package - Hair Up, Gel Nails and MakeUp £65 (acrylic nails £75). Other offers include eyelash extensions at £35 for 1 Hour and Ombré, Balayage and Rootstretch from £40. Why not call in and pay them a visit.

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One of two new businesses opening this month is Emmas down on the promenade.

fantastic. Owned and run by Ann Walmsley, Emmas is open every day and Ann plans to stay open throughout the year. Why not take a trip down to the promenade and see for yourself.

On Monday 9th April, the Full Town Council Meeting followed the Annual Town Meeting. All were in attendance. The police sent a report and there had been 32 calls for service in March 2018, one up on the previous month. Grange resident, Kate Gaskin, spoke up about the withdrawal of free newspapers from public libraries. Kate has managed to secure agreement for donations (see letters page - well done Kate). Outgoing Councillor, Tom Harvey, has given £600 towards new cycles racks for the town and £400 towards the

renovation of the War Memorial from his SLDC Member’s Grant for the year.

Cllr. Tracy Hathorn informed the meeting that new play equipment should be in situ in Yewtree Gardens by Easter 2019. Following a request from the Victoria Hall Support Group, Councillors resolved to remove the unwieldy furniture from the Council Chambers so that this large room can be used as a viable letting space. Next meeting: Monday 14th May at Victoria Hall, Grange, 7pm.

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County Matters

At a recent meeting of the County Council the Director of Public Health for Cumbria presented his Annual report. One of his main recommendations was to have a clear weight management pathway for children and young people. This should be developed with an emphasis on preventing overweight in early years and on supporting weight loss at primary school age.If you would like to look at the full report just log on to the Cumbria County Council

website/Public Health Annual Report. At the Grange and Cartmel Wellbeing Group it was decided to circulate a leaflet with Grange Now to ask the wider community to inform the Group of your top 3 priorities that we need to concentrate on in the coming year. Please could you fill it in and return. Friday 18th May - Fit for Life Event from 1-4pm at Cartmel Village Hall organised by Age UK South Lakeland. You can take part in a wide range of opportunities and there will be demonstrations from the Hearing loss project, presentations on

benefit advice, volunteering opportunities and all other services available. Refreshments available. FREE ENTRY, but booking is essential. Liz Dawes: 01539 728118 Concern was raised around the use of single use plastics such as bottles and straws etc. Members unanimously agreed to undertake an audit of single use plastics used by the Authority and seek to replace them with sustainable or reusable alternatives where practicable by the end of 2018. Kindest regards, Bill Wearing Conservative County Councillor Grange Division

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A lifeline for the Lido?

I am glad to tell you that the Grange-over-Sands Lido CIC is now incorporated at Companies House and that it can start work.

The ball is now in SLDC’s court, it needs to allocate money in the next few months to make the Lido safe and to carry out a simple refurbishment. The CIC will take over from there. Coincidentally SLDC will also need to undertake some refurbishment of our Promenade over the next couple of years as well. The CIC will probably insist that the Promenade refurbishment should include

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lighting along most or all of the Prom. It is very difficult to see how the new Lido will pay its way on the back of daylight activities alone.

The CIC will have to ensure that the new Lido will bring in sufficient money. A CIC is a not-for-profit organisation. But it is also a Company in the same sense as any other commercial Company. In other words it will have to produce plans which carry wide public support but which are also commercially viable.

This venture will need the ideas, time and effort of all of us who live in Grange. Early feedback shows strong interest in our current efforts. We all know

that we are probably in the Last Chance Saloon with the Lido. Most of us who live in Grange, whether we have lived here all our lives or are “off-comers” have a great affection for our town. We want it to retain its distinctive character but we know that it must move with the times. This project offers probably the biggest single opportunity any of us will have to do that. One final, sobering note. Many of you will look back sadly and even angrily at the failure of the Berners Pool. The CIC will learn from that sad episode and ensure that the plans we make now are sound and sustainable.

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In today’s collecting and investment markets, the talk is all about gold and silver bullion coins. Gold coins range from UK half-sovereigns to £100 coins. Some countries (USA, South Africa, Australia, Canada and UK) also mint one ounce pure gold coins.

These coins have very little intrinsic collecting value. Instead, their value arises largely from their bullion price - the face value of a £100 gold coin is £100, its

actual bullion price is currently £950.

Since the 1990s, British coins have also been produced for collectors in silver proof editions. These coins have a higher collecting value than merely their bullion value.

The value of gold coins is always linked to the fluctuating bullion price, while silver coins will normally have a collecting value above their bullion price. Ken Payne, Coin Valuer, 1818 Auctioneers

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Earlier this month the Friends of Kents Bank Station & Foreshore held a celebration event, sponsored by Northern, to thank community volunteers, sponsors and stakeholders for their support during the last two years. It also marked the completion of the group’s latest project: researching the history of Kents Bank station, producing two station information boards and the installation of a Victorian style storage bench in platform 1 waiting room, funded by The Cumberland Community Fund. The celebratory lunch was tinged with sadness as they wished Jim Trotman, Community Rail Partnership (CRP) Officer, an enjoyable

retirement. He has provided the group with invaluable help and advice since it was formed in September 2015. They then welcomed, former Grange Now employee, Kerstin Esbjörnsson, as their new CRP Officer, and look forward to working with her in future. The new Furness Line timetable comes into effect on 20th May.

There will be four direct trains each way, to and from, Manchester Airport throughout the day, and there is also an additional train to Barrow which arrives at 08.04 which will be more convenient for many workers there.

Over the weekend of Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May, there will be a wide range of locally-made produce, arts and crafts available to buy at a ‘Made in Allithwaite Open House’ event. There will also be a delicious assortment of homemade cakes and refreshments.

Artisans taking part include: Angela Pollard, Complementary Therapist; Sonja Vietoris, artist; Fionn Jordan, Illustrator; Helen Bennett, from Light the Land lampshades; Fran Brown, Fused

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Sport relief fundraiser gets a whole village running

Making a song and dance about Christian Aid

Fresh from not one but two Noda awards (Best pantomime and Best Youth Ensemble), the youngsters from Grange Youth Theatre will once again entertain the residents of Grange and district, this time in aid of those less fortunate. On Friday 18th May, the youngsters will perform some of the songs from their award winning panto, Dick Whittington and his Cat. There will also be the opportunity for the youth of Grange to display

Save our Seats

Since its inception a little over a year ago, The Victoria Hall Support Group have come up with many successful fundraising ideas from bingo nights to a cinema - the recent showing of Paddington 2 was a sellout. Their latest venture is the SOS Appeal - Save our Seats. The group told Grange Now, “The 64 seats on the balcony are worn out and have to be reupholstered. £120 per seat has been quoted by local firm, Wilson Robinson, for

a dazzling array of talent through solo performances in song, dance and readings. If last year is anything to go by it will be an evening of extraordinary talent for all to enjoy and, of course, to raise funds for those much less fortunate than ourselves. The concert will take place at the Methodist Church, Kents Bank Road, Grange on Friday 18th May from 7pm until 8.30pm. the work”. The group are hopeful that local businesses, individuals, a family or even a group of friends will get together to sponsor a seat. A plaque stating the name of the sponsor will be mounted on each seat.Those who have already signed up include: Grange Now and local Heating Engineers TB Shepherd & Sons.

An amazing, inspirational and energetic fun run was held in the village of Allithwaite and Allithwaite CE Primary School, St Mary’s Church and Allithwaite Running Club worked together to raise money for two very worthy causes.

The younger children completed laps of the community playing fields, cheered on by parents and encouraged by their older peers. Years Three and Four children completed a jog around the village, using roads, fields and bridleways to complete a course of a mile and a half. Year Five and Six children extended the course by running across the fell covering a distance of over two miles. The children were led (or at times followed) by teachers, parents, running club members and the Vicar. Several other volunteers mapped out the course and marshalled, ensuring we didn’t get lost! After crossing the finishing line to a roaring cheer, the

whole school were treated to well-deserved refreshments at church including an ice lolly!

Mrs Elliott, headteacher, commented: “This community event totally surpassed our expectations, and over £1000 has been raised. Most heart warming was witnessing the ways in which the children encouraged and supported one another throughout”. Rev Rachel Stavert, Vicar, said, “This was a wonderful community event involving the School, Allithwaite Running Club and the Church. There was a real buzz around the village as the children ran.

If you would like to be part of this exciting venture please contact Grange Information Centre for a sponsorship registration form. Alternatively you can contact the Victoria Hall Manager on the same number or by emailing:


Joanne Celebrates 30 years of Hair Design “This year I have achieved 30 years in the hair industry. To help me celebrate this landmark anniversary, I would like to introduce my many clients and friends to some fresh talent at Scissor Sisters. Just joining us are Kayleigh Jones, our new nail technician and Natalie Drinkall our new beautician. Both have stunning portfolios displaying their high quality and beautiful work.

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Fit for Life Event Cartmel Village Hall Friday 18th May 1.00pm-4.00pm

Come and enjoy our Fit for Life Event. Talks and demonstrations throughout the afternoon on: Falls Prevention

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Visit the Café and Food Hall on a Monday or Tuesday and enjoy some fantastic offers: Holker breakfast roll with a hot drink - £4.95 Soup of the day, freshly made sandwich with a hot drink - £5.95

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Gourmet Grange We’re looking forward to the new season Spring Lamb – and hopefully by the time you read this, we will have some available in the shop! This year has not seen a particularly good lambing season in Cumbria; a shortage of grass caused by the bad weather has made it difficult to bring on lambs, which in turn has delayed the arrival of new season spring lamb at market. As Stuart knows all too well, farming is difficult at the best of times but this year’s conditions have proved tricky for farmers. Many will have noticed lamb prices increasing steadily across the board, which is a direct result of the strong market demand (particularly with Easter falling early this year) and tight supplies. Here at Higginsons, we believe in trying to support our local farmers, so despite facing notable price increases on last year’s best hoggetts, we have chosen to absorb a large proportion of this increase to keep our retail prices lower. The start of spring not only signifies the arrival of new season lamb but also speciality Herdwick lamb, of which we have a good source from the Langdales. If you’ve never tried it, now is the time! Is there much of a difference we hear you ask? Our answer would be a definite YES; whilst our local spring lamb is beautiful and mellow flavoured, the Herdwick lamb is succulent with a darker appearance and a more gamey flavour, having matured much slower out on the fells. Our eating recommendation: “A slow-

One-Pot Spicy Chorizo & Bean Stew This month, our recipe is inspired by two local authors, Megan Winter and Simon Fielding who have created a cookbook together. Cumbrians who now live in London, they love to leave the city for travels in their campervan. Being big foodies, they have compiled their favourite recipes from these travels. They joined us in the Low Sizergh Barn farm shop recently and cooked this tasty one-pot stew. INGREDIENTS

4-5in (10-15cm) piece of Higginsons Chorizo, sliced ½ chopped onion

1 clove of garlic, crushed

1-2 potatoes or sweet potatoes, or butternut squash, peeled and cut into small chunks (optional) 400g chopped tomatoes

2 tablespoons tomato puree 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon fajita spice mix 1 teaspoon chilli flakes (optional)

400g Hodmedods beans Fresh crusty bread (to serve)

Spoonful of crème fraiche (to serve)


1. In a large hot pan, fry the slices of chorizo until they start to release their oil. Add the onion and the garlic to the pan and stir to make sure they don’t catch. At this stage, if you wish, you can add potato, sweet potato or butternut squash to bulk the dish out a bit. If you’re short on time parboil the veg first. 2. Fry the mixture for 3-5 minutes until the onion (and the potato or squash) is turning brown.

3. Add the chopped tomatoes and tomato puree. Turn the heat down to a simmer. You might need to add some water to loosen the sauce - just half-fill the empty chopped tomato can and that should do it.

4. Add balsamic vinegar and the fajita spice mix to the pan. If you like it spicy, you can also add a tablespoon of chilli flakes. Cover and simmer for 40 minutes to bring out all the spices and flavours or until the potato is soft and breaks apart on a fork. Keep checking and stirring, adding more water if necessary to stop the mixture catching. 5. Add the beans, juices and all, and season to taste. Turn the heat back up and cook until it is hot. Serve in bowls with chunks of bread and some crème fraiche to cool down those spices. Scatter over a few coriander leaves.

roasted shoulder of Herdwick hogget takes some beating!” We will have a range of joints and cuts of both varieties available this month and pride ourselves on sourcing the best that the area has to offer.

Higginsons feature in Lakes Cookbook Higginsons Butchers features in The Lakes and Cumbria Cookbook which celebrates some of the region’s best independent restaurants, cafés, local suppliers and producers. Set for release on 20th April,The Lakes and Cumbria Cookbook features over 30 recipes and strives to encapsulate the region’s vibrant food and drink scene.

Owner, Stuart Higginson said “The Lakes & Cumbria Cook Book gives a lovely flavour of some of our region’s finest produce and of course it’s nice for our customers to try cooking some of dishes that they’ve tasted in local restaurants. Our Cumberland Sausage recipe is a great family favourite and is it’s not difficult to cook.”

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ART & MUSIC love of fun, vibrant prints with sportswear and Flamingo Designs was born.

Artist of the month Natasha Lomas aka the Pink Flamingo Twenty-five year old Natasha Lomas from Ravenstown is obsessed with pom poms and she’s putting her obsession to good use! Since graduating from Manchester School of Art in the summer of 2013, Natasha has set up her own label, Pink Flamingo Designs and her fun and unique designs are now popular not just here at home but abroad too.

Natasha told Grange Now, “I have always loved making things so this is my dream job. I work from my kitchen table using my much loved sewing machine and overlocker and I make any idea which pops into my head. I aim to make garments which are fun to wear, make a style statement and which can easily fit into any wardrobe. “One customer asked me to make her a matching set from Mickey Mouse material for a visit to Disney World and my outfits have proved to be very popular with Hen parties as you can see from the photo.

“I make everything from scratch so if there’s a particular design or material or colour - just ask.” During the second year of her degree, Natasha studied sportswear and decided this was where her passion lay when it came to her designing outfits. For her degree catwalk show at the end of her course, Natasha decided to mix her

Natasha, who works from home, sells her designs through her own website, on ‘etsy’ and as we were going to press, Natasha told us that she has just been accepted to sell on AmazonHandmade! If all of that doesn’t keep her busy enough she is also found doing the odd shift in Spar on Main Street, Grange. The great news for the rest of us non-sewers is Natasha has decided to start giving sewing lessons. Please get in touch and let her know whether you’re interested in a group session or one-to-one. follow Natasha on Twitter and facebook.


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Grange boys’ Edmund and Edwin are no strangers to the pages of Grange Now and once again they did themselves proud at the South Lakes Music Festival. Edwin won: The Liz Waller Cup; The Vera Wall Memorial Shield; The Harlyn Shield; The Julie Wills Bursary SCMF Cup for piano. Edmund won: The Burnsmead Shield; Mabel Hargreaves Cup; The SW McIlroy Cup and he came second in the Gertrude H Leach Shield. He quite rightly said, “Success is less about luck, and more about practice”.

Play in a week Have you always wanted to act but been too worried about learning lines or committing yourself to a long rehearsal period?

Think you may have hidden talents for comedy or tragedy but no experience? Would like to see how a director, backstage expert or sound/lighting engineer puts together a show?

Grange Drama are offering the perfect opportunity with their experimental ‘A-Play-in-aWeek’. The award-winning, ‘Two’ by Lancashire Playwright, Jim Cartwright is the play and will be performed at the end of June. The play is divided into multiple cameo performances, can accommodate a flexible number of actors and more details can be found on the Grange Drama website. Professional Directors, Jayne Davies and Emma Rucastle will lead the Workshops on June 25th & 28th, which will culminate in the performance on 29th June in Victoria Hall. Some of you may prefer to just watch the workshops and the performance and all of these will be open to family, friends and the public but we do need advance warning of numbers attending! Contact: Jim Robson on 015395 32879. or find us on Facebook


Exciting news for the county’s young dancers The North West Centre for Advanced Training is offering young Cumbrian dancers aged 12 to 18 years a chance to sample life as a professional dancer, potentially leading to a place in Cumbria Youth Dance Company or on the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) scheme.

The Centre for Advanced Training, based at The Lowry in Manchester, is now in its 9th year and is designed to offer young North West performers aged 1218 years a route into the dance industry, preparing them for further professional training. During these Open Days a panel of dance specialists will also select up to 14 young people. The company provides accessible, high quality training and opportunities for gifted and talented young people living in Cumbria.

A spokesperson said “Typically we look for spirited young people who have a clear passion for dance and a raw talent that we can help shape.”

Cumbria’s Open Days will take place on Saturday 12th May, 9.30am to 1.00pm at University of Cumbria, Carlisle and on Saturday 12th May, 2.30pm to 6.00pm at The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal. The Open Days will include a contemporary technique class and a creative session followed by questions and answers. The sessions are free to attend but places must be booked in advance by contacting 07584 251352 or lynn-barnes@ or online at www. The final CAT audition will take place at The Lowry, Manchester on Sunday 24th June.

Grange and District Concert Club The next concert in the concert club’s 2018 season sees Principal oboe of the London Symphony Orchestra Olivier Stankiewicz performs with pianist Richard Uttley, a welcome return visitor, in an interesting and varied programme consisting of works by Schumann (3 Romances), Saint-Saens, Dutilleux and Poulenc (all sonatas for piano and oboe) together with Slovakian Folk Songs by Janacek and Martinu. Born in Nice in 1989, Olivier studied at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris from where he won 1st prize at the 2012 International Oboe Competition in Japan and in 2013 was named as a “classical revelation” by the French Association ADAMI. “Olivier Stankiewicz’s lovely mellow oboe tone could lull even the most insomniac Titania to restful repose.” Bachtrack/LSO Sir John Eliot Gardiner/February 2016. Richard Uttley last came to Grange in 2016 to perform with violinist Savitri Grier and is noted for the integrity and breadth of his musicianship as soloist,

chamber musician and recording artist. He is recognised for his “musical intelligence and pristine facility” (International record review) “amazing decisiveness”, and “tumultuous performance” (Daily Telegraph). His playing is frequently broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and he has featured on BBC 2, BBC 4, and Sky Arts. He read music at Clare College Cambridge graduating with a double first, and studied with Martin Roscoe at the Guildhall School. takes place on Friday 11 May at 8pm in Victoria Hall. Admission at the door is £12. Children and students under 25 admitted free.

Double bill for Arnside Highlights On 12th May, Arnside Highlights have a fantastic double bill:

Paddington 2 (PG) at 4pm. Paddington Bear gets into unexpected trouble when he attempts to buy a very special birthday present. Followed by: Finding Your Feet (12A) - 7.30pm. A British comedy drama in which a posh woman must reassess her life when the breakdown of her marriage means she has to move in with her bohemian sister. Tickets: £7 for adults, child

- £5. Combined ticket - £10. Sue Hayward - 01524 762254 Arnside Educational Institute, Church Hill.

Following a sell-out gig in October 2016, Ninebarrow a multi-award-winning folk duo are back. Sunday 6th May at 7.30pm. Tickets (£10) available now, please phone Sue/John Gibbs 01524 762460. BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe described their singing as ‘A rather lovely two halves of one voice’. www.

Open Auditions for Autumn Production Open Audition reading for California Suite, a comedy by Neil Simon, to be staged at Victoria Hall, October 2018.

Grange Drama are pleased to announce their main full length production as they return to the work of this well known American playwright. Carol Williamson, a member of Footlights based at the Grand Theatre, Lancaster, takes the Director’s Chair. Her words to potential cast members are, “California Suite is a play

made up of four playlets, each set in the same hotel suite, with a cast of 2-4 people per play. Each of them can be created with different actors throughout or with some doubling up. This increases opportunities for greater or lesser involvement according to taste.” For full details see the website or Facebook page. Auditions take place at 7.30pm on Thursday 10th May in Grange Institute, Main Street, Grange.

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Grange & District Art Society winners Grange & District Art Society are delighted to announce that the winners of the Miss Garrett Competition 2018 are: Diversity Kath Pearson; Water - Pat Smith; Flight - Francesca Ross; Industry - Tina Caution.

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Over 100 singers perform Faure Requiem On Saturday 12th May, Arnside Choral Society with Ulverston Choral Society and Milli Youth Choir will perform Faure Requiem and Carl Orff Carmina Burana in the beautiful surroundings of Victoria Hall, Grange. A wonderful Velo Ulverston, Lightburn Industrial Estate, experience with over 100 Ulverston, LA12 7NE singers. Tickets are available from Posh Sardine, Arnside, 01229 581116 or on the website: www. w w w . Av care elob i k e sdesigned . c o . u kto service make a difference A care service designed to make

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St Paul’s Some 50 people enjoyed the first lunchtime concert of our 2018 season on Wednesday 11th April. Our Organist Charles Edmondson performed a mix of organ and piano music ranging from Bach and Mozart to Gershwin and Sousa. Charles

dedicated the concert to the memory of Robert Leach and Frances Limbery, loyal members of our congregation, who had died recently. Robert was particularly fond of Mozart’s music. The catering team rose to the challenge once again, ensuring everyone was replete before the concert started. The next concert of the season is on the

Grange Methodist

At the Women’s Network meeting on Tuesday, 13th of March, members enjoyed a ‘Musical Story’. Glenda told the story, and Elizabeth was the pianist. This was the last meeting before the AGM. The AGM was held on 27th March, and funds in hand were allotted to various local charities, including Macmillan Nursing care. As the church is expecting to unite with the URC members in Grange, the election of officers and future plans were held in abeyance. One significant arrangement made was to plan an evening with Maurice Steele on May 2nd. His slide shows are unique and his knowledge of Cumbria is widely varied. The background music and commentary is always most appropriate and these shows are not to be missed. Posters advertising this evening will be on display in Grange. Please come and enjoy a wonderful evening. Joint services with the URC church on Maunday Thursday and Good Friday were contemplative. The service on Easter Day had the message if victory, for Christ is risen. A flower cross was carried into the church, and Rev Jo Rand depicted the empty tomb by the use of a cardboard Easter Egg, a service of Communion followed.

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23rd May when Charles Edmundson and Stephen Hitchcock will perform ‘Keyboard Capers’, a medley of piano solos and duets. Lunch will be available from 12.00 noon with the concert starting at 1.00pm; £8 to include both lunch and concert. The Barrow Food Bank has issued St Paul’s with Certificates of

St Mary’s

Easter is always a special time of reflection and celebration as we remember the life, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. During Holy Week we hosted a Passover Supper in the Jewish tradition, remembering Jesus’ last supper with his followers before his death, and on Good Friday we joined in an open air service in the grounds of Abbot Hall to reflect on

United Reformed April, with its (very cold) showers is now over, so hopefully we can look forward to some warmer, &, dare we say it, drier weather. Our walkers will certainly be hoping for a dry day on 10th of May for their walk round Haverthwaite with David Lamb. Since I last wrote, we have celebrated Easter. All our services this year were held in our Church

Appreciation for our February food bank collection which provided 687 meals and for a cash donation of £75. We are pleased to support the Food Bank with our monthly collections.

The following events are being organised by Churches Together in Grange during Christian Aid Week:

A Coffee Morning on Wednesday 16 May 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon at Grange Methodist Church, includes cake/produce stall.

All welcome The Church meets every first and third Sunday each month at 10.30am. at Grange Primary School. For other meeting locations please call 015395 83455 or visit

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We will be celebrating Ascension Day on Thursday 10th May with a service at 7.30am at the Hospice on Hampsfell.

the pain and suffering He endured in order to secure our forgiveness and salvation - made all the more poignant as we gathered round a roughly formed and blood stained cross on the ground. On Easter Sunday we joined in a joyful celebration of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead at a family communion service. As summer approaches we look forward to other outdoor events such as another Family Fun Night and BBQ - more details later. where we welcomed our Methodist friends. It was a most inspiring time for us. On Saturday, 19th May at 3pm, our Women’s Guild are holding their summer Afternoon Tea. Always an occasion to look forward to. Tickets are now on sale.

On Sunday, 27th May is our joint Church meeting after morning worship. All members of both congregations are welcome at these meetings.

Support Christian Aid Week 13-19 May Christian Aid works “with local partners and communities to fight injustice, respond to humanitarian emergencies, campaign for change, and help people claim the services and rights they are entitled to.”


A Youth Concert led by Mick and Jean Malkin on Friday 18 May 7pm to 8.30pm at Grange Methodist Church. Light refreshments following concert. Also, on Sunday 27 May at St. Mary’s, Allithwaite, there will be a cake stall in aid of Christian Aid following a service with Roger Jones. By supporting the above events we, too, can show our support for the global work of Christian Aid.

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By Matron Did you know that Boarbank Nursing home provides respite care? Post-operative care, convalescent care, in fact, if you need a break with nursing care why not let us pamper you. We will be starting a support group soon for those of us who have lost family members or friends. It can be a lonely time and grief can last for a very long time. There is no set path which grief takes and everyone deals with grief differently. But a friendly ear or a chat with someone who is going through the same thing often helps. Your loved one doesn’t have to have died at Boarbank to attend these meetings, so if you fancy coming along for tea, cake and a friendly chat then watch this space for further news. Just because a resident has died we don’t stop caring for their friends and relatives; they are, and will remain, part of the Boarbank family. Telephone: 015395 32288

Tottlebank Baptist Church Tottlebank Baptist Church (nr Greenodd LA12 8HY) warmly invite you to their annual Garden Party on Sat. July 21st. 2 -4.30pm. Stalls, Entertainment, Refreshments and a Warm Welcome are guaranteed! Sorry we can’t guarantee the weather, but have room inside if ‘Summer’ doesn’t live up to hopes.... Tottlebank is one of only 4 Baptist Churches in South Cumbria and next year we will be celebrating this “L’il Chapel in the fields’ “300th Anniversary.



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Tuesdays 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Cartmel Health Walks from Cartmel Racecourse grandstand entrance at 11am. Contact Ewen Cameron on 07929 833528 for information. Tues 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th - Popular Sequence Dancing at Lindale Village Hall every Tuesday 7.30pm to 10pm. New members and visitors welcome. Enquiries: phone Lis on 35512, Wed 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd Ballroom dancing classes with Emma Wattam I.D.T.A. at Allithwaite Community Centre. Please call 07399 096547 for further details Thur 3, 9, 16, 23, 30 - Grange Health Walks from Grange Age UK superstore rear car park at 11am. Contact Ewen Cameron on 07929 833528 for information. Fri 4th 11th 18th 25th 9.30am - 11.30am. W.I.Hall Orchard Road Arnside LA5 0DP. Local home baking seasonal preserves fresh eggs. Hand made chocolates. Fresh fish. Home grown fruit & vegetables.

Plants. Hand crafted cards & gifts. Watercolours. Free entry. Refreshments available. All welcome.

the arrangement of supermarket flowers. New members welcome, ring Carol 32876 or Wendy 32702

Tues 8th/15th/22nd/29th Circle Dancing. No partner or dance experience needed. Enjoyable gentle exercise. Allithwaite Community Centre 2.15-4.15. £7 per week. Helen Brooks 015395 35022

Tues 1st - The Taize Singing Group - St John the Baptist Church, Flookburgh. Group meets every first Tuesday of every month. 6.30pm. New members welcome. For info: 015395 32875.

Tues 8th/15th /22nd/29th Gentle Seated Exercise Class for the over 50s at the United Reform Church Hall, Grange from 2- 3pm. Come along and try this fun exercise class to help improve your balance and mobility. £2.50 per session. Contact Age UK on 01539 728118 for more information.

Fri 4th - Age/Uk have arranged for a Falls Awareness Talk to be held at Flookburgh Village Hall during the Book Club morning which starts at 10.00 am. Go along to find out how to safeguard yourself and what to do in the future to prevent falls. Open to all no matter what your age!

Thursday 10th, 17th, 24th– Singing for Memory at Allithwaite Community Centre run by Grange Soroptimists. For people with memory or speech difficulties or dementia.Ring Janice 58001 or Isabel 36378 for information and booking.

Fri 4 - Railway Correspondence & Travel Society (RCTS) - Furness Lakes & Lune Branch. Carlisle Power Signal Box, Brian Parker. 7.30 pm at the Station Hotel, Carnforth. All welcome. Small contribution requested. (This will be the final meeting of the season and we will resume on Friday 5th October next).

Tues 1st May Allithwaite & Cartmel WI 2.00pm at Allithwaite Community Centre. Joan Bentley will be demonstrating


5th May - Coffee Morning. Allithwaite & Cartmel WI Grange-over-Sands Methodist Hall 10.00am - 12.00 noon. Admission £1.50 includes refreshments. Sat 5th - Cartmel and District Flower Club – Spring is in the air! Members of Cartmel and District Flower Club are

VICTORIA HALL Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May 2018

Open from 10.30am with a BBQ on the 19th from 5.00pm Join us for a fabulous day out at the Holker Spring Fair set in our bustling Courtyard and Piazza. A variety of food, home, garden and gift exhibitors will be joining us, alongside lively entertainment. This will be followed by an early evening family barbeque at The Ilex on the 19th May - Adults £12.95 and Children £8.95. • £3 per adult, accompanied children free • Includes parking and entry to Café, Food Hall, Ilex and Gift Shop • Hall & Gardens open, discounted admission charge applies Only 25 minutes from M6, Junction 36

Sun 6 Come Dancing with

Grahame & Bernice Baldwin (Sequence Dancing) 7.30pm

Thurs 10 Grange Art Society

Graphite & Watercolour Workshop 10.30am

Fri 11 Grange Concert Club: Olivier Stankiewicz, Oboe & Richard Uttley, Piano 8pm

Sat 12 Carmina Burana

performed by Arnside & Ulverston Choral Societies 7.30pm

Wed 9th - Grange Drama - An Audition Reading - California

6 MAY Cartmel In Bloom Spring Plant Sale This year’s plant sale will take place on Sunday 6th May at Cartmel Village Hall from 10am to 4pm. Excellent quality plants at very competitive prices and a cup of tea and a piece of cake all made by volunteers. Events such as their Spring Plant Sale, help fund the activities of the Cartmel In Bloom Group.

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Natural Voice Singing Workshops 1.30 – 3.30pm: 1st

& 3rd Wednesdays in the month

Yoga Classes: Tracey Thursdays 10am (Term time only) Prime Wellbeing Cygnus Café 3rd Friday of the month (Room 4) 12.30pm


Tues 15 U3A monthly meeting

Sat 5: Country & Western Night 7pm


Sat 19 Tim Farron MP Surgery (Room 4) 10am

Fri 25 Social Dancing (not sequence) 7.30pm

Thurs 31 Age UK IT Drop In (Room 4) 2pm

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Sat 5th - Helme Chase Maternity Unit Open Day (10am - 4pm) - mums-to-be will have the opportunity to see the facilities and services at Helme Chase, including water births, aromatherapy, hypnobirthing, and Baby Feeding Cafés.

Mon 14 Grange Town Council meeting 7pm


busy potting-on plants from gardens around the Cartmel Peninsula in preparation for their Coffee Morning in aid of St Mary’s Hospice at the Parish Church of St Paul, Pig Lane,Grange, starting from 10am to noon, entrance £1 including refreshments. Other stalls will include a Tombola, cake stall and bric-a-brac.

Tues 8: Monthly BINGO night (cash prizes over 18’s only) 7pm

Sat 19: Antiques & Collectables Fair 10am – 4pm

Sat 26: Jazz & Supper Night with High Society Jazz Band 7.30pm Sat 9 June: Film Night – Murder on the Orient Express 7pm

Wed 9th - Newton and Field Broughton WI monthly meeting at 7.30pm in Lindale Village Hall. An informative explanatory insight into the work of the ACWW and the uses to which the ’pennies for friendship’ are put. Visitors and new members are welcome. Thurs 10th - Grange Forum Afternoon Tea at No 17, Milnthorpe at 3.00 pm. Sat 12th - Grange Garden Society. Annual Plant Sale & Coffee Morning at The Methodist Church Hall, Kent’s Bank Road, Grange between 10.00am - 12noon. Sat 12th & Sun 13th - Craft & Art Fair - Cartmel Village Hall. Variety of handmade arts, crafts and bakes. Free entry. To book a table ring Adele on 07469 772871. Monday 14th - Grange Probus Club at 10.30am at the Netherwood Hotel, talk by Richard Trevitt on “the Lancaster Canal”. Contact Derek Jackson 015395 59086 for information on membership and events. Mon 14th & 21st - Men’s Over 50s Walking Football at Cartmel Priory School starting at 7pm on the school field . Contact Age UK on 01539 728118 for more information. Fri 18th - The youngsters from Grange Youth Theatre entertain - all in aid of Christian Aid. Grange Methodist Church, Kents Bank Road 7pm - 8.30pm including refreshments after the show. Sun 20th - Holme Crag Open Gardens Day. Cream teas, raffles, plant, cake, white elephant, selection of stalls and, of course, garden exploration. Running from 2 to 5pm,

7 JUNE Flower Demonstration in aid of cancer charity On the afternoon of Thursday 7th June, the very talented Joan Bentley will be a Flower demonstration followed by a cream tea in the sumptuous surroundings of The Netherwood Hotel. Proceeds from the event will go to the Net Foundation which supports patients with Neuroendocrine Cancer. Tickets, priced at £10, are available from The Netherwood Hotel. The events start at 2.30pm.

entrance is £3, children free. Please follow parking guidelines. See page ** for full details. Mon 21st - Cartmel and District Flower Club meeting at 2pm in Cartmel village hall with Catherine Baines as guest arranger. Contact Dianne Cameron on 015395 32319 for information on membership and events. Thurs 24 May – Grange WI. RC Church Meeting Room, 7.30 pm. WI Resolutions for National Conference. Contact Margaret on 36735 for more details. Sat 26th - Grange branch of NSPCC - Annual Coffee Morning. United Reformed Church Hall 1012 noon. There will various stalls including a cake stall and a raffle. Admission is £1.00 to include coffee and biscuits. Hope to see you all there. Sat 26th/Sun 27th - Made in Allithwaite weekend. Local artisans Open House Event. 10am and 3.30pm at Kirkhead View, The Square, Allithwaite. LA11 7QF.


Tues 12th/19th/26th - Circle Dancing. No partner or dance experience needed. Enjoyable gentle exercise. Allithwaite Community Centre 2.15-4.15. £7 per week. Helen Brooks 015395 35022 Thurs 7th - Cartmel Peninsula Local History Society - 7.30 pm at Cartmel Village Hall - a Talk by Professor Peter Roebuck on “Cattle droving through Cumbria 1600-1900.” Sat 30th - Cartmel Methodist Church Coffee Morning. 10am - 12 noon.


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The reserve in May

Holme Crag Garden Party

Intriguingly beautiful gardens which took over 30 years to nurture from rock and rugged land are open on Sunday, 20th May in Witherslack. Featured in Tim Longville’s acclaimed Gardens of the Lake District, Holme Crag is opening its gates as a fundraiser for St. Paul’s Parish Church. A magnet for birds, wild animals and insects, this is where a lovely, untamed landscape meets decades of graft, and a passion for planting, to create a unique and beguiling spectacle. By late spring, pond-side astilbes and hostas may be pushing through, rhododendrons still flowering and Holme Crag’s

Candelabra primulas in their first ascent. Many of the plants and trees were established to encourage wildlife and the garden is noted for a rich variety of birds. Please join us for cream teas, raffles, plant, cake, white elephant, selection of stalls and, of course, garden exploration. Running from 2 to 5pm, entrance is £3, children free. Please follow parking guidelines.

MP gets his hands dirty

May is another one of my favourite months as we transit from spring into summer. This is also a great time to visit the top field as the flora starts to reveal itself with colours of pink, white and then as we move on in the season to a sea of yellow as buttercups and yellow rattle come into flower. At its peak it will become a mosaic of colours and scent on a warm day.

It’s also a great place to see butterflies and day flying moths such as, the Six spot burnet moth with its striking black wings and red spots in June. For May we can see the Dingy skipper, a little butterfly that can be seen lazily bobbing about and also in contrast, the fast flying Silver “Y” moth. It is also a good time for seeing the whites and on a good day even the common blue. We are currently looking for someone to help with butterfly transects. This will consist of a weekly walk on a set route around the reserve counting and recording butterflies seen. A great excuse for visiting and encountering other wildlife too. Full training will be

South Lakes MP Tim Farron joined forces with local residents on Saturday morning to help clean up the foreshore in Grange. The event was jointly organised by Tim and LOVEmyBeach, the North West campaign for cleaner beaches and seas.

given, so if you are interested please get in touch. Highlights from March and April include a flock of 40= Hawfinch on the reserve in early March, only to be followed by another flock of over 70 a few weeks later. Chiffchaff and Blackcap where a little late due to the poor weather but are arriving in numbers as I write this. Occasional visits from Peregrines, Sparrow hawks and even a possible Goshawk in mid April.

Even though we have had a hard winter compared to some, there will still be ticks around so please check yourselves after a visit. The cattle will be on the reserve now, so please, if you are walking your dog please keep it on the lead and enjoy the reserve.

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Walk of the Month with Grange Ramblers

A figure of eight circuit of Hawkshead Hill and Latterbarrow. DISTANCE 2











4. With the church on your left, walk downhill, past public toilets and onto the end of the road. Turn left onto North Lonsdale Road, go 100 yards then turn right across the road into a lane signposted “Wray Castle and Ambleside”. Follow this path to its end then turn left.

5. After 50 yards, turn right through a way marked gate into a field. Walk the full length of this footpath to a road and turn right signposted “Latterbarrow”.


DIRECTIONS: Reference should be made to OS map OL7

1. Leave High Cross car park (grid ref: 332986) and head South West. In ¼ mile bear left signposted “Hawkshead”. 2. After ½ mile turn left signposted “Hawkshead”.

3. In ¾ mile leave the forestry road and turn left onto a footpath signed “Hawkshead ¾ mile”. Near the village turn right signposted “Hawkshead via Church”. In the churchyard turn right up to seating and good views.

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Porridge will render slugs sluggish!

This month is the first month of summer. It may be warm and dry or it may be wet or it may be frosty-it’s May.

May is an exciting month, there are two bank holidays, Cinco de Mayo, Europe day, World Laughter day and National Finnish Identity Day (?) Every day is a national holiday somewhere. Basically it’s a month long party the world over including down on the allotment. You can begin planting out in earnest this month;


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6. Follow this road to the tee junction, turn left and after 50 yards turn right into National Trust land signposted “Latterbarrow”. When the path forks, keep left to the top of the Fell.

7. Go downhill via the main path South. At the foot, turn left over a stile, go through a gap in a wall and after another 50 yards take the right fork along a waymarked path. Follow this path to meet a more major path. 8. Turn right and walk downhill to where the path ends by Gillbank.



9. Turn left, walk 50 yards, then turn right (signposted Croft Head and Croftlands) then immediately left again into a field. Bear right. Cross over a stone stile, walk downhill, through a gate, across a lane and through another gate, to a path (signposted Hawkshead Hall B5286). Follow this back to Hawkshead. Cross the main road and pass the Red Lion Inn. Go to an archway (advertising the Minstrels Gallery Tea Room) onto Vicarage Lane. 10. After 200 yards turn right through an iron gate into a field (signposted Tarn Hows). through Thompson Ground to meet the Hawkshead to Coniston Road. Turn left uphill back to the car park

start with the tougher cookies at the start of the month: brassicas, leeks and peas, leave the less hardy climbing beans and courgettes until later on but be ready to throw a bit of fleece over these if frost is forecast. As with any party there might be gatecrashers. In damp weather the slugs and snails will be out in numbers; do everything you can to protect your young seedlings when they are at their most vulnerable. Organic slug pellets, sheep’s wool, grit, sand, copper tape, coffee grounds and slug pubs all help. Apparently porridge oats also work well by swelling up inside them to the point where they die or rendered, well, sluggish enough to be easily picked off in the early hours by those birds who appreciate their gastropods stuffed! Make sure your seedlings

don’t go thirsty in any dry periods and continue to sow salads and radishes. Weeds will be popping up so keep a close eye on them and hoe them down.

Your broad beans should be progressing nicely and you might observe an interesting bit of insect behaviour taking place on them. Aphids tend to attack the growing tips and are weirdly ‘shepherded’ and ‘milked’ by ants (they stroke the aphids backs to get them to release a sweet fluid), who can carry the aphids on to previously unaffected plants. This behaviour can be reduced by pinching out the tips and applying a bit of soapy water to any herds you notice.

Don’t forget to enjoy yourself as well - get out when it’s sunny and enjoy the apple and pear blossoms. The summer is a marathon and not a sprint.

MAP SUPPLIED FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY Non-members wishing to try one of these walks should either call Gary Hewitt on (015395) 32857 or visit the Library or Information Centre for details or the start place and time.

RAMBLES IN MAY Thur 3 Ambleside, Skelwith Bridge & Loughrigg Tarn 7 miles, 500 ft ascent Medium Wed 9 Giggleswick Scar & Stainforth Force 8 miles, 2300 ft ascent Strenuous Thus 17 Rusland, Oxen Park & High Ickenthwaite 7 miles, 700 ft ascent Medium

Thur 24 Lickle Valley, White Maiden & White Pike 8 miles, 1750 ft ascent Strenuous Thur 31 Bowness, Post Knott, Brantfell & School Knott 7 miles, 800 ft ascent Medium

Interest has been expressed in starting a Flookburgh/ Cark Walking for Health Group. If anyone is interested in becoming a volunteer walk leader, please contact Rhona Barton on 015395 58636. Full training would be given. We have one volunteer but ideally would like another two!

Is it a fifth year running for osprey chicks? A pair of breeding ospreys has returned to Foulshaw Moss near Witherslack, giving rise to the hope that chicks will be soon be hatching. This would be the fifth consecutive year that this pair of breeding ospreys has raised chicks at this site – a total of 11 chicks have been successfully raised so far.

according to the blog, they have already mated.

Blue 35 and White YW, the two ospreys who successfully raised and fledged two chicks last year, returned to Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve a few weeks ago and,

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Do you recognise anyone in this photo?

Grange Boy Scouts Team. 1919/1920 Played 33 matches; won 32, drawn 1

Cubs Silver Awards

High praise for Grange CE School All aspects of school life were inspected by the H.M.I. lead inspector who visited the school in the spring term. She confirmed the school’s view that Grange CE continues to be a good school where children enjoy learning and are kept very safe. The inspector praised many areas including our excellent and forward thinking staff and our outstanding governing body that helped us to achieve this good report. The strong links with the local community and overseas were also highlighted.

“Pupils enjoy coming to school and say that learning is fun. This is because you and your staff have planned an interesting and engaging curriculum. Pupils relish the many visits and trips that you plan and enjoy afterschool clubs, such as judo and gymnastics.” Mayor, Cllr. Peter Endsor and wife, Linda, enjoyed a great night cubs presenting bronze and silver awards to cubs. The Mayor told Grange Now, “What a fantastic group of well behaved Children. A real credit to the hard work of the Akela and the volunteers”.

“Leaders place a high priority on staff development” the inspector commented. “You have enabled teachers to work collaboratively and learn from other schools and

Adventurous Grange girls brave the cold Five intrepid Guides and two of their leaders from Grange over Sands Guides braved freezing temperatures to sleep under canvas at Girlguiding’s extreme winter camp.

Sparkle and Ice is the first of three weekend events to be held


specialists. Teachers have plenty of opportunities to work together and share their strong practice.” The way children are kept safe was also mentioned: “Leaders have made sure that safeguarding arrangements are thorough and of high quality. Safeguarding takes a very high priority across

the school. “ E. Stevens HMI Ofsted 7th March 2018 We are delighted with the report and extremely proud of all the children whose enthusiasm makes teaching and educating them for the future such a privilege. You can find a copy of our report on our website: www.

Lindale Primary and Pre-School Nursery We started off the new term with an Arts week.

A highlight was working with felt maker Julie Harrison to design and create 2 wall hangings which depicted our beautiful surroundings. They also worked on developing their drawing and painting skills and working in mixed age groups where the older children taught skills to the younger ones. Thank you to Cartmel Old Grammar School fund which supported this event.

They joined hundreds of other girls at Sparkle and Ice, a weekend event held at Girlguiding’s activity centre Waddow Hall near Clitheroe. Former Grange Now deliverer, Ellie Douglas was one of the young women taking part. After pitching their tents, the group had great fun with activities which ranged from roller skating to crate stacking. And at night they had the choice of ditching their welly boots for dancing shoes to enjoy the onsite disco or having a hot chocolate whilst stargazing before layering up to endure plunging temperatures to take on the challenge of winter camping. The event was supported by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

This term we have been fortunate to be a winner in Orian’s ‘Win a Wheelbarrow’ competition. Headteacher Mrs Summers, our cook Mrs Illingworth and some keen gardeners receiving a wheelbarrow and cheque from Orian on the first day of the summer term, ready for using in our school garden.

TOP: 15-year-old Guide Philippa enjoying the archery BOTTOM: 15-year-old Guide Ellie just about avoids getting very muddy.

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We won through to the South Lakes hockey competition and start the cluster events off this week with Tri-golf.

Year 5 & 6 and 3 & 4 started their new topic of ‘Extreme earth’ with a visit from a geologist who showed the children his rock and fossil collection and exploding volcano models. Years 1 and 2 have enjoyed a visit to Sizergh Barn and the ‘Growing well’ project as part of their Science work on plants and living things.

Friends of Lindale, our school PTA have arranged several events for this term to raise funds for school. These include a bingo night, a table top sale and summer barbeque. Lindale Pre-school Nursery have also had a busy start to the term with a fantastic visit to Old Hall Farm Bouth. This led to lots of excitement playing farms, animal number rhymes and looking at animal stories.


Flookburgh Primary

Just before the Easter Holiday, we had two exciting events at school! Firstly, the children in Class 4 were visited by a team of engineers from BAE Systems for a robotics workshop. They were shown how to build Lego robots for a number of tasks. These included curling, bowling and the Top Gear challenge which entailed getting the robot to go around a circuit. To place the day’s activities into context, the team from BAE gave the class a presentation about the real world engineering challenges they have been involved with. Secondly, our KS1 team represented us at Key Steps Gymnastics Competition in Penrith. We finished 6th out

Allithwaite Primary

Our School Value this past term has been Hope and we achieved so many wonderful things during its focus. Our thoughts and prayers for the Children of Hope work in Uganda were answered, quite literally, how incredible for the children to witness their personal hopes happening and impacting on the lives of others. Our school and church Fun Run has raised well over £1000 and brought together so many

Grange Preschool 1968-2018 Our activities this half term will include Tactile materials and Technology, as well as Gardening.

Following on from last month’s report, we would also now like to thank Fletchers, Grange Hotel, The Netherwood and Lord Communications for donating prizes for our 50th birthday celebrations. of 300, which is a fantastic achievement! We are already embracing our new learning theme, ‘Out and About’! Everyone is involved in the planting up of our own new school allotments.

Through hands on work, we hope they will gain an appreciation of the effort that goes in to food production

We have taken delivery of our brand new school minibus. We are very excited to get out and about farther than even before with our learning. Where will we go first?!

people from the community. Thank you Allithwaite Runners! We all came to school in our onesies or pyjamas on the 28th March for ‘Onesie Wednesday’ raising awareness and understanding of Autism. We neared the end of our term on a sunny afternoon working in our mixed aged house teams. We travelled around the inside of school, our reflection garden and St Mary’s Church to engage with a wide range of reflection activities. From lying in an outdoor-makeshift shelter and considering the life of a homeless person to writing down a question for

God. Having a quiet moment watching the patterns in the bubble lamp or tying a ribbon to the hope tree, thinking of protecting nature and the natural environment. And many more thought provoking activities in between. A fulfilling and calming end to our celebration of Hope. The grand finale of the Spring Term was the superb Easter Service with children speaking, dancing, playing a vast variety of musical instruments, singing and show casing art work. And of course – no Spring term would be complete without the egg rolling and decorating competitions.

Cartmel Primary

Sport Relief with a sponsored walk and other fundraisers— an amazing total.

Cartmel CE Primary School is back for a new term and ready to enjoy the Cumbrian summer! With our garden area refurbished and a new greenhouse just installed, children will be getting outside to enjoy any sunshine and grow their own vegetables and herbs. We will have the expert support of the team from L’Enclume in Cartmel, who are leading our Squash Farm project—so perhaps

and the benefits to the environment of growing crops close to home. We can’t wait to share our produce with our community over the coming months!

we’ll persuade them to cook us something after we’ve finished digging and picking! There are lots more outdoor activities to look forward to this term, including a cricket club, football competition and tennis tuition. Just before Easter our sporty children raised more than £500 for

The busy end to the Spring Term saw us celebrate Easter in Cartmel’s magnificent Priory, focusing on our Term’s theme of ‘Justice’. Children produced some colourful and intricate Easter Hats for a school parade, with winners judged by Dr Williams from Cartmel Priory School. We were also lucky enough to get a visit from BAE to give older children a workshop about robotics and the chance to experiment with some ingenious machines.

Thankyou to everyone else who has supported our events so far. We will be holding an Open Morning at The Pavilion on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May from 1012am for anyone who used to come to Grange Preschool - do drop in to see us and sign our special memory book.

Cartmel Priory School

In February, twenty students chosen from Years 9 & 10 sat the national UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge. Students had 60 minutes to answer 25 varied multiple-choice mathematical problems. In excess of 250,000 students from more than 3,000 schools and colleges across the UK took part this year. High scorers are awarded certificates from the University of Leeds; this year nine CPS students gained bronze, silver or gold certificates. Top scorers are then invited to participate in the follow-on competition called the ‘Kangaroo’; Charlie R and Martha R (pictured)went on to sit the Kangaroo Paper in March 2018. Well done to all twenty students for taking part: Martha R, Tom C, Holly B-B, Caitlin M, Jakob E-M, Libby E, Annabel M, Gabe S, Mari R, Will D, Emma R, Charlie R, Andrew B, Joshua C, Nicola P, Douglas Mc, Tate J, Faye H, Isabel W and Darwin H. Ms E Charnock, Subject Leader for Mathematics

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Do you know what Pungs, Chows and Kongs are? Grange U3A is firmly committed to the idea of keeping both mind and body active. One of the ways we do this is by having games interest groups which make you exercise your mind. We have bridge, whist, Countdown, Scrabble and mah jong groups. As its name suggests, mahjong is a game which originated in China. It may be 1,000 years old but it has only been played in the West for about 100 years. The emphasis is on enjoyment, learning new skills and exercising the mind in the company of a friendly group. Unlike in the traditional Chinese game there is no gambling! The group meets twice a month on Tuesday evenings in Grange Institute.

If you have not met it before mahjong can be rather daunting but it does have some similarities with rummy as it involves collecting sets and “going out”. It is played using tiles with Chinese symbols. The object of the game is to be the first to go ‘mahjong’ by using all your tiles to score. Getting used to the designs on the tiles is the first hurdle to overcome. Once you have the hang of this most players will be looking to make “Pungs”, “Chows” and “Kongs”, i.e, three of the same tile, runs of three tiles and four of the same tile. As with all games

In Memory of Granny Ruell

chance plays a part, but mahjong offers lots of opportunity to learn and exercise skill. In order to score well a player needs to improve their knowledge of the special hands in order to make much higher scores than can be achieved with pungs, chows and kongs. These special hands have a wonderful collection of names some of them evocative of China. Just a few examples are ‘windy chows’, ‘moon at the bottom of the well’ and ‘imperial jade’. Our picture shows a ‘wriggly dragon’, but the presence of three two bamboo tiles shows that this was achieved after a “goulash”, the wall being exhausted of tiles before a ‘mahjong’ is reached. If that happens you start again with a new wall but the two bamboos can be used as jokers. More details of U3A’s many activities and groups can be found on the Grange and District U3A website at www.u3asites., at Grange Library and on posters around the town.

When Granny Ruell, mother of Dr Ruell (Peninsula Medical Practice) passed away on 18th April, her two grandsons, David and Oliver Gent decided they wanted to do something in her memory. Dorothy had suffered from memory problems over the past ten years and David and Oliver have decided to take part in the Great North Swim on the 9th of June to remember her and to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. Dorothy married Tom when she was 21. Both from large farming families based on the Welsh borders, they went on to have four children, nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Any contributions can be either sent by post to Oliver Gent c/o Peninsula Medical Practice, The Health Centre, Kents Bank Road, Grange over Sands, LA11 7DJ or online at fundraising/dorothyruell

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SOCIETY ROUND-UP Cartmel Cricket Club

The sun is shining and so the cricket season is upon us. Our first league game was on the 22nd April. Most games are on Saturdays with the odd mid week fixture. There have been plenty of rule changes this year including limiting games to 40 overs per side. We play in Division 3 of the Westmorland County League and are desperately seeking new players. Nets are held at the ground, on the race course, on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm. If you would like to join please contact Tony Hadwin on 07786 057 596.

Grange Cancer Drop-in

The group meet every Friday 2- 4pm in the Father Magner Room, St Charles Church, Kents Bank Road, in Grange. Do you or a family member/friend suffer from cancer or a life-shortening illness? Are you caring for someone or are you recently bereaved? St Mary’s Hospice Friendship and Support Group is here for you. Please drop in for a friendly chat, to make new friends, and/or just to enjoy time together. All are welcome. For more information contact Marie on 33279.

Allithwaite & Cartmel WI

Owing to very last minute unforeseen circumstances the scheduled speaker was unable to get to the April meeting. Instead, several members were persuaded to talk for a few minutes each about various aspects of their lives, poetry that they loved and general anecdotes. It proved to be a very entertaining and interesting afternoon, and well worthwhile doing again in the future. The speaker at the next meeting on Tuesday May 1st is Joan Bentley who will be arranging supermarket flowers. New members welcome, contact Carol Lamb 015395 32876 or Wendy Graham 015395 32702

Grange NSPCC

A fashion show by Paragon of Grange was enjoyed by a full house in the URC hall just before Easter. A wide range of items including Jackets, Dresses, Tops and Trousers were modelled with great finesse by Committee members and friends. Tea and biscuits were served and we are pleased to say £470 was raised for the NSPCC. Our thanks go to Jill from Paragon for all her hard work in putting on the show for us. Watch out for our Committee Members on 5th May who will be on the streets of Grange in the morning collecting for our flag day. Our next event is our annual Coffee Morning which will be in the United Reformed Church Hall on Saturday 26th May. 10-12 noon. There will various stalls including a cake stall and a raffle. Admission is £1.00 to include coffee and biscuits. Hope to see you all there.

Grange over Sands Civic Society

The Society held its Annual General Meeting at the Grange hotel on Wednesday 28 March. Following this Susannah Bleakley, Chief Executive of the Morecambe Bay Partnership gave an excellent talk on a number of the

projects and activities undertaken by the Partnership on the Cartmel and Furness peninsulas as well as in other areas around the Bay. Several members of the Ulverston Civic Society accepted an invitation to attend the talk as the first step in strengthening ties with neighbouring Civic Societies with a view to making common cause where mutually beneficial. The Society’s Promenade Gardening Group worked with Rotary to plant purple crocuses in the shape of a heart near the ornamental wishing well to publicise the Purple4Polio strand of Rotary’s ENDPOLIIONOW campaign. The planting proved to be a great success. As always the Promenade Gardeners and the Grange In Bloom Group (working alongside other groups in Grange) are working hard to ensure Grange continues to appear at its best. More information on the Civic Society may be found on its Facebook page (grange-oversands civic society) and its website at:

Lindale Bowling Club

The club at Lindale Held it’s opening social with a cheese and wine evening along with an interesting talk entitled “ An Accidental Archaeologist” which was very well received by a well attended audience. Our annual friendly with Heversham took place in glorious sunshine and was fully supported by both clubs.The refreshments were mouthwatering and disappeared quickly. Congratulations to Ian Sissons who scored the most points from Lindale. The Johnson’s Trophy was held on Saturday April 14th and was well organised by Alan Anderson.The competition took a different format this year with all pairs playing two games in sections.The Plate competition was won by Laurie Scullard and Mercedes Mendez who beat Dave Archer and Teri Butler which was a straight final.The main competition was won by Barbara Pettit and Mike Atkinson who beat Rose Bridson and Sid Smith in the final. It was a wonderfully relaxed competition with all players supporting each other. Our next event will be the annual friendly Against Bolton le Sands on May 5th. New members are always welcome at Lindale Bowling Club.Please contact:- Bob 33154 or Laraine:- 52343.

Flookburgh Village Hall

The updates to the hall are now finished and the village hall is in a pristine condition.Date for your diaries: Tuesday 12th June . Village hall A.G.M. 7.30 pm. Everybody welcome. Please come and see how the hall has progressed with thanks to all who have made so many donations. Please phone 015395 59075 anytime to come and view the hall to see if it meets your expectations.

Coffee Club

At our March meeting, Juliet Burd, UK Director of ‘Children of Hope’, who had just returned from Uganda came and brought us an update of the progress that has been made in the building of new classrooms and the effect this has had in the lives of the local children. The work of Children of Hope started in 2007 and was the vision of Pastor John Bunjo who set up the first Primary school in Bombo. Since then a team from our local churches has been visiting annually to help in education, vocational training and medical work in three villages. Juliet gave us a fascinating illustrated talk showing how not only the school facilities but also the local children are benefitting from the work that is being carried out. The work in the schools, the clinics and the training centres continues to expand in its influence all the time. On May 15th we welcome the retired Bishop of Manchester, Rt Rev’d Nigel McCulloch, to speak to us. He has entitled his talk ‘Leaps and Games.’The meeting is at 10.30 am at Abbot Hall, Kents Bank preceded by coffee at 10am.

Newton and Field Broughton WI

Held their meeting on 11th April. A talk on Contemporary Rag Hooking was very much enjoyed by all present and a further practical day is hoped for in the near future. Next month’s meeting will take place on 9th May in Lindale Village Hall at 7.30pm. The meeting will consist of an update on the present Resolutions by Sue Needham followed by an


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explanatory talk on the work of ACWW and the use made of the “Pennies for Friendship” given by members of the WI by Glenda Clarke. There will be tea and tray bakes for sale at £1.50,proceeds to “pennies for friendship”. Visitors and new members are welcome.

Grange Forum

Our AGM was well supported and we recorded a healthy membership as we look forward to our new season of talks which will commence on October 2nd. The meeting was followed by a most interesting talk by Chris Harris, JP, on the subject of Life on the Bench. The outing to the Palace Theatre, Manchester, to see Miss Saigon was most enjoyable. The show was vibrant with wonderful dance interludes and memorable tunes which we hummed on our return journey. Our trip for afternoon tea at Number 17, Milnthorpe is booked for Thursday 10th May at 15.00 hours. Join this informal occasion for a little socialising. Ring Philip Walker for further information on 015395 33256. Our big Summer Outing to Powis Castle is on 28th June, for which there are eight remaining tickets. Please ring Ann Anderson to secure your seat on 015395 33696. Enquiries regarding Forum membership to Paul Ramsden on 015395 36547.

North Lonsdale Tennis Club

Our full season commenced in April and the winners of the first Club social doubles tournament were Phil Martin and Christine Dawson. Social turn up and play tennis takes place on Tuesday/ Friday evenings and Sunday mornings. On the first 4 Saturday mornings in May we are running Back to Tennis sessions with our club coach for anyone to turn and see if those rusty old tennis skills are worth reviving. Saturday 12th of May is the national Great British Tennis Weekend and also our club open day for anyone considering membership. The league season also commences at the end of April with NLTC fielding a full complement of Ladies, Mixed and 2 Mens teams in the Westmorland league. With several new members an exciting and enjoyable season is in prospect on what are generally reckoned to be the best courts in the South Lakes area.

Witherslack WI

Our President, Caroline Blee welcomed everyone to the April meeting which was very well attended. She was also pleased to invite back to Witherslack, Andy Lowe as our guest speaker for the evening. The Sales Recycling table has taken on a “Spring / Summer” theme which we hope will be a great success. Everyone was reminded about the Garden Party being held at Holme Crag on the 20th May and that helpers are required. The Summer Outing to Lowther Castle will take place in August date yet to be confirmed. Following the business part of the meeting, Andy Lowe was introduced and he went on to demonstrate visually with slides and talk about Woodland Craft and Industries with great expertise, knowledge and enthusiasm. It was an extremely entertaining and informative talk which covered areas of how charcoal and bobbin making was such a part of the Lake District’s whole economy. Our next meeting is on the 8th May when the Resolutions for the AGM will take place.

Lower Holker W.I.

The speaker at the last meeting was Margaret Watkins, whose talk entitled ‘Yesterday’s Fashions’ was based on her interesting life with her aunt. This included an impromptu fashion show with members having much amusement wearing various fashions of yesteryear. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 2nd May at 1.00 pm at Lower Holker Village Hall and is a resolutions meeting for members followed by a Jacob’s Join.

the Embroiderers’ Guild

Members of the North Lonsdale Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild enjoyed doing some monoprinting on paper and fabric with Sandra Kendall at their monthly meeting held on Tuesday 10th of April. The next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday 9th of May when members will be looking to do “More Things with Thread” with Agnes Halliwell. Visitors are

most welcome to join us and participate in the workshop. The workshop lasts from 10am-3pm, there is a £5 fee. For further information contact the Secretary Anne Covell tele- 01539-737049.

Cartmel Art Society

Members celebrated spring in Cumbria with their Annual Spring Party and Auction. Unwanted art related goodies were auctioned and a healthy £270 was raised and will be donated to a local charity. The Roy Johnson trophy for best painting was a won by Val Hebble-Thwaite. Our programme of inspirational workshops continue so if you have some artistic talent and would like to join us please email:cartmelartsociety@

Grange WI

At our recent meeting we welcomed back Duncan Hamlett who talked to us about the Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) which flies medical staff and supplies to many parts of the world and works with 1500 partner organisations. The charity was formed in 1945 and Duncan gave several examples of how lives had been saved and changed for the better. In anticipation of Duncan’s visit members had been collecting postcards and a box of them was handed over. Duncan explained how collectors around the world look on e-bay and other internet sites for a variety of postcards and their sale gives the charity much needed funds. Margaret Brennand had recently attended a cookery school at Denman College and told members about her experience and her new-found skill in chopping onions. Several members had baked biscuits for the meeting and funds raised from their sale would go towards a project in Pakistan to help women there. New members are very welcome at our meetings – contact Margaret on 36735 for details.

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Ian Gee, a Director and Trustee of the Lakes Flying Company, gave an absorbing and fascinating Talk to a large audience about “Aviation on Windermere 1909-1919”, describing how Edward Wakefield pioneered flight from water on Windermere. Wakefield built hangars at Bowness and used boat engineers from Barrow to adapt an Avro plane as a seaplane. Despite widespread ridicule “Waterbird” made the first successful flight from water 25th November 1911 from the Lake. The pilot sat at the front with the engine and propellers at the rear. The float was stepped, (a crucial adaptation) and the outriggers made from bamboo. Wakefield recognised early on the military advantages of seaplanes for scouting purposes as land- based aircraft at the time did not have the range to reach enemy lines. During World War I Windermere was an important centre for training Naval Pilots and the first seaplanes were used 25th December 1914 against Zeppelin bases in Germany. A replica of the “Waterbird” is currently being built and approaching “air worthiness”. Next meeting 7th June 7.30 pm at Cartmel Village Hall with a Talk by Professor Peter Roebuck on “Cattle droving through Cumbria 1600-1900. NB No May Meeting.

Grange Soroptimists

Work with new planting continues in the Sensory garden which at the bottom of Park Road Gardens. Singing for Memory on Thursday mornings at Allithwaite Community Centre continues to be popular. If you or someone you know has problems with memory, dementia or problems with speech why not consider attending. It’s an opportunity to sing and socialise in a relaxed environment. Ring Janice 58001 or Isabel 36378 for further information and to book. The club has raised money for a number of charities at our events this year including ChildLine, South Lakeland Mind, Save the Children, Victoria Hall, Citizens Advice, Speakability and Days for Girls. Anyone interested in joining the club or getting further information on events or our work/ Singing for Memory sessions see our website

Lower Holker Village Hall

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Please remember: our limit for society reports is 200 words, to ensure everyone gets in. Walker. Our 21st Quiz on 5th April was a great success with 30 taking part. A net profit of £118.98 for the Hall. Over the last 5 years Quiz Nights have raised £1870 net profit, average of £374 per year or £89.00 per quiz night. Big Thank You to Mark who sets the questions and the ladies who prepared the food Table Top Sale raised net profit of £272.27. All of the 21 tables were booked and the day appeared to go well. Thanks to Fat Flour Bakery for the rolls, and all the helpers. Thursday is Table Tennis and Badminton Day. Table Tennis from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm. Badminton from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm and 3.30 pm to 9.00 pm. Cost £1.00 per person unlimited access within time specified. For playing on other days contact the Hall. Bring own equipment for Badminton. Hall number is 015395 58304 for enquiries.Plenty of free parking/disabled access. We have rooms available for hire at reasonable price. Follow us on Facebook at: lowerholkervillagehall

Grange Garden Society

At the March meeting members heard from Dr. Trevor Pierce, how, in the Victorian era, Natural History, from being merely a pastime, developed to become a recognized science. We learnt from his interesting and amusing talk that “Naturalists” were enthusiastic collectors of natural objects ; live animals (including birds eggs and butterflies,) and plants. Dr. Pierce brought along several books from his collection as examples of the many that were published to cater for this growing interest. Also various art forms such as shelldecoration and taxidermy became popular as a means of displaying objects as they were accumulated. Inevitably increased collection from nature resulted in the extinction of several species. However as Darwin’s Theory of Evolution and the advanced study of botany and zoology brought about a greater understanding of the natural world,”Naturalists” became more enlightened and the foundations of the sciences of ecology and conservation familiar to us today were laid. The next meeting of the Society will be on Friday 18th May at 7.30pm in the URC Hall, Kent’s Bank Road. Our speaker, Peter Foley , will give an illustrated talk entitled “The Transformation of Our Garden.”

Cartmel and District Flower Club

Cartmel and District Flower Club held their monthly meeting at Cartmel village hall where they welcomed the guest arranger Louise Jones of Wallasey, who enchanted the club members and guests with her thought provoking and charming arrangements on the theme of “Inspired By …..”. The Club will hold a Coffee Morning in the Parish Church of St Paul’s, Pig Lane, Grange from 10am – 12 noon on Saturday, May 5th in Aid of St Mary’s Hospice with entrance £1 including refreshments. The next monthly meeting will be on Monday, May 21st when the demonstrator will be Catherine Baines from Preston and the theme will be “Garden Magic”. New members are always welcome, please contact Dianne on 015395 32319 for further information.

Grange Probus Club

Grange Probus Club held its AGM at the Netherwood Hotel and members heard how the club was continuing to flourish, particularly due to its decision 2 years ago to admit lady members. Canon Derek Jackson was appointed as Chairman. The club’s April meeting welcomed John Walker, who talked about “North West Blood Bikes Lancs & Lakes”. He explained how the voluntary scheme had originated in 1962 to transport blood supplies between blood banks and hospitals. The local service had been established in 2012 and carried out vital voluntary work in support of the NHS, with up to 1,200 call-outs per month. Some bikes had been provided by bodies such as the Freemasons but riders also used their own machines. The club’s next event will be at the Netherwood Hotel on Monday, May 14th at 11am, when Richard Trevitt will talk about “The Past, Present and Future of the Lancaster Canal”. Grange Probus welcomes retired men and women as new members and meets on the second Monday of each month at the Netherwood Hotel for interesting talks on a wide range of topics. For more information and

its activities, please contact Chairman Derek Jackson on 015395 59086 or Andrew Roberts on 35420.

Grange & District Art Society

The Miss Garrett Competition 2018 Winners:Diversity, Kath Pearson; Water, Pat Smith; Flight, Francesca Ross; Industry, Tina Caution (see photo on Arts page). Don’t hang up your smock or put your brushes to the back of the cupboard as we have a Summer Programme of outdoor painting planned. Dates are 17 May @ the Station or Promenade, 14 June @ Ornamental Gardens & Duck Pond, 05 July @ Edwardian Bandstand & Park & 02 August @ Community Orchard. If you are you like me, new to open air painting all you need to do is turn up prepared for the medium of your choice. Paint or sketch the choice is yours but don’t forget to bring water and something to put it in if you are painting. A folding chair is very useful and either an easel or a board for your paper. Other than that you may want a flask and light refreshments, plus enthusiasm and your fingers crossed for good weather. The Summer Exhibition runs for a week at the Victoria Hall from Saturday 21 July.

Grange over Sands Golf Club

In glorious sunshine our golf season started with Captain Sean Munsie driving 184 yards down the middle of the fairway. This was followed by a team matchplay event , a full clubhouse celebrated Vice Captain Dave Bushell’s team’s victory . A week later Lady Captain Dot McCauley thrilled her supporters with a classic drive of 144yards into the middle of the fairway. In the following team matchplay event her team celebrated victory over Vice Captain Pauline Smith’s team. The Easter Bunny Raffle winner was Hillary Spencer. The 9 hole Easter Cup for Juniors was won by Sam Mallinson with Ava Walsh as runner up. Junior coaching & playing sessions will continue fortnightly on Sunday afternoons. Junior members please check with the pro shop for date and time of the next session. Competition results: The Ernie Armitt Shield winner was Barrow Gaskarth (40 pts), The Easter Shield was fiercely contested in tough conditions. 4 players finished with a Net 68, the winner on the cpo was Kevin Walsh from Dave Bushell, Dave Wearing & Mark Gillett. The Monthly Stableford wi nner was Marshall Pickup(40pts). The Sunday Open Texas Scramble event attracted a field of 25 teams. Winners Silverdale (58.25) beating Mark Gillett, Mike Drinkall, Dave Wearing, Dave Bushell by 0.25!

Allithwaite Running Club

With the much awaited lighter evenings, we’re enjoying getting out onto our wonderful trails. It’s been a long, cold winter, but head torches helped more people keep running over the darker months and we’re now fitter and ready for a good season ahead. A number of the club braved the ‘Beast from the East’ whilst running (and marshalling) the Cartmel Trail Race in March, with some good results. Gill and Sally successfully ran the Coniston 14 race as they build up the miles and more challenges. More recently, Fran and Laura enjoyed the Lakeland Trails at Hawkshead, and John kicked off the fell running season at Loughrigg. We particularly enjoyed helping Allithwaite Primary School’s fun run (see full article in paper). Our plans for a junior section are progressing, so we’d love to see some of the young people join us in the future – watch this space. In the next few weeks we’ll be running more off road and are we’ll be doing some more runs further afield, taking advantage of the longer evenings and enjoying the Spring. We welcome new members – please email the club: allithwaiterunningclub@ to find out where we’re meeting www. allithwaiterunningclub.

Grange Rotary-

On 28 March the Club enjoyed an enlightening talk by Duncan Hamlett on a subject dear to his heart: Mary’s Meals, a wonderful charity that aims to provide one meal every school day for chronically hungry children. The Club were able to donate £500 to this worthy cause. On Easter Saturday in bitterly cold weather conditions a team of hardy Rotarians braved the elements to collect well over £500 on the streets of Grange for Age( UK), Mind and Growing Well. Thanks go out to all who contributed, whether locals or visitors of a generous nature. The charismatic speaker John Ball from the Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, visited on 25 April, his talk being titled “The Unreserved Reserve”- the story of the creation and success of this iconic Nature Reserve and its floating Visitor Village. To celebrate our 71st anniversary the Annual Charter Dinner took place on 2 May at the Netherwood with fine food and wine for all to savour. Always a look forward to event in the Rotary calendar, this year’s occasion was no exception, expertly presided over by Stuart Harling.

Grange Lions

We have now recommenced our weekly raffles at the Cumbria Grand Hotel which are well supported and help to raise funds for Jigsaw, the Children’s Hospice, and other local charities. We have also started the arrangements for our Summer Raffle and are grateful to the local businesses and individuals who have offered a raffle prize. We further agreed at our meeting this week to continue to pay some of the tuition fees of children at the Orphans Home of Grace in Kenya. This year is the centenary of Lions Clubs International and as part of our celebrations we have planted a white cherry tree in Park Road Gardens. We are a small and very focused team who enjoy each other’s company and would welcome with open arms anyone who would like to join in with our activities. We meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month and have regular social meetings in between. We also have a Friends group who support us and follow our activities. Please call me, Lion Dave Stubbins, on 07807 836591 for more information.

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Please come & join us at our Evening Dance & Social on Thursday 17th May with Ian Midgley at 8pm, Admission £5. Also we are holding our popular Prize Bingo on Saturday 19th May at Flookburgh Village Hall, 7.30pm start, Entrance - Adult £1, Child 50p, both events including Tea & Biscuits & a Raffle will be held. Dates for your diary - Elizabeth Harrison again on Sat 2nd June, Carnival Sat 14th July followed by Music Festival in the Evening. Any booking enquiries please contact 07582 706 353.

Victoria Hall Support Group

Friday 13th April wasn’t an unlucky one as far as VHSG is concerned. The Sands Band put on another great ceilidh, which was enjoyed by all and the proceeds went to the hall. VHSG would like to thank all the musicians and the caller.

A similar event with a Country & Western theme is coming up on Saturday 5th May at 7pm. There will be live country music from local band ‘Face for Radio’, line dance masterclasses and country dinner included. Tickets must be pre-booked at Grange Information Centre 015395 34026. The screening of ‘Paddington 2’ was a huge success and bodes well for the future of ‘Cinema at the Vic’ - the next one being ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Sunday 29th April at 7pm. Tickets from Grange Information Centre or on the door. Please note: from May 2018 changes to data protection laws mean we must receive explicit consent from every individual that we hold data on in order for us to continue to send VHSG communications to our members, so please check your emails and return the consent form in order to keep up to date.

Mothers & Others

3rd April- Sandra and David Corms were our speakers. Sandra had initially attended a day course on glass making which she had really enjoyed and so continued to attend. David explained the theory and then showed us a video of Sandra creating her own objects under the watchful eye of a professional glassmaker. She now exhibits her products at promArt and wedding fairs and also with a local retailer. She brought along some beautiful paper weights and prisms to show us. An enjoyable evening. 17th April - Members were invited to visit Pomegranate and Sage in Kendal, a new deli and eatery recently opened by Tony Shaw. Tony decorated a delicious red velvet cake and a nutty meringue with chocolate ganache. This was followed by the preparation of four delicious salads using spices, pastes and unusual wheat products and leaves. Finally he produced a pulled pork which had been marinated and cooked earlier. Then followed the best part - we ate it all and thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you Tony for a delightful evening.

Grange Fell Golf Club

Course looking good after the awful winter weather thanks to Mike and his team. Competition season started late March with Men’s Captain’s (Kevin Pearson) Drive-in when the President’s (Alan Johnston) team narrowly defeated the Captains team by 3pts. Winners on the day were Graham Shepherd and Steve Wilson on 43pts; the Easter Medal was won by Gary Holden with an excellent score of 60 net; runner up was Daryl Lomas on 65net. Coronation Trophy - Ken Bramley won with 39 pts. Sunday 15th April - Silver Anniversary Trophy winner was Brian Shepherd with a 68 net. Macs Medal Foursomes winners were Robert Moore and Gary Holden with a 66net. The Ladies opened their year with Lady Captain’s (Ellie Woodburn) Drive-in, won by Ronnie Hall with Carol Campbell runner up. A 9 Hole qualifying Competition was the Ladies next Competition again won by Ronnie with Jill Atkinson runner up. On the Social side the club has held two events recently the Captain’s Charity night when £800 was raised for Prostate Cancer and an Adele Tribute night which were both well supported by members and guests. Details on hiring our refurbished Clubhouse for Functions and membership packages can be found on our new website grangefellgolfclub.


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THE OLD VICARAGE NEWSLETTER Allithwaite, Grange-over-Sands

Welcome to our Spring Newsletter - we’ve had a busy few months filled with a wide range of new activities. January

A new year means new ideas and new activities. Lana Grindley helped residents make some amazing salt dough biscuits. We shall be inviting her back to do other arts and crafts with us.

We were pleased to welcome Lizzy Walker to The Old Vicarage - she entertained us with a jazz concert which left us feeling relaxed and mellow. It was a great way to start the year. We had a series of baking days where our residents made chocolate rice cakes and some delicious puddings.


We started the month with a visit from Philip Marshall who helped our residents make some acrylic painted landscapes.

Penny Hillier-Evans came and helped our residents make some textile landscapes using wool – they looked stunning. Joanna Cameron from the Creation Station helped our residents make some amazing canvases using buttons.

We have put all our residents’ craft work on display.

March We had a busy month preparing for Easter, making Easter decorations for The Old Vicarage. Richard Bromley, the singer and pianist, returned to The Old Vicarage and entertained us in an Easter concert. Melanie Brierley, who leads dance classes for the elderly, ran a very musical session for our residents – we look forward to seeing her again in May.

It may have been a bleak month outside but we kept ourselves busy with a range of activities including knitting, quizzes and lots of games. We also filled The Old Vicarage with flowers after our flower arranging class.

Joanna Cameron from the Creation Station

A visit from the Owls

We invited the Owl Sanctuary for a visit as we hadn’t seen them for a while. As always, our residents loved seeing and stroking the owls. We celebrated Burns Night with haggis – we weren’t all sure if we would like it but we found it very tasty. 26

Sarah McArthur led our residents in a high tempo dance session – they thoroughly enjoyed it and we are inviting her to come back every few weeks.

Forthcoming Events

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Melanie Brierley, dance instructor extraordinaire

We had lots of special meals for St. Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day and Easter Sunday. We filled The Old Vicarage with flowers arrangements which had been prepared by the residents for Mother’s Day We invited several classes from Allithwaite Primary to an Easter Egg hunt in The Old Vicarage gardens. The residents loved seeing them run around and the pupils gave us a little concert – they always sing beautifully. We have started monthly Sunday Movie afternoons and of course, we also indulged in popcorn and chocolates!

Dear Editor, In reply to Norman Green’s letter regarding the opening of the new Tesco store, yes, the Mayor, Councillor Peter Endsor, was honoured to be invited, just as he is also honoured to perform all his civic duties with impartiality. In one week at Easter, he presented prizes to Cartmel Cubs, opened the new Emma’s Café on the Prom, judged the children’s Easter art at Higginson’s Butchers, attended Michael’s 50 years anniversary

at Proctor’s Butchers, attended the Bay Search and Rescue Easter event and the Operatic Society at the Victoria Hall, all of which are local businesses/ societies. All this, in one week, in his own time, with no thought of “free publicity”, which is not what his civic duty is about. Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn as to where you shop, as you said, it’s your choice, but please don’t bring Peter’s name into your criticism of Tesco. Linda Endsor, Grange

Dear Editor,

Councillor Morell retired from such position in January 2017.

Amongst the several election publications distributed in the Grange Ward before the May elections are two from the Liberal Democrats which proudly boast that Councillor Eric Morrell serves on the Committee of the Grange Institute. This is incorrect as Dear Editor,

Grange residents will by now be aware that Cumbria Library Services have ceased to fund newspapers and magazines in libraries. This has meant a visible fall in the number of residents sitting reading, taking refreshments and generally socialising in Grange Library throughout the day. My anger at finding that donations of newspapers was not permissible beggared belief.

Grange Town Council, when approached, was willing to help with funding, as was the Chamber of Trade. Knowing the Town they would be two of many on a list. A discussion with CLL Bill Wearing on Monday 16th April brought about a promise to raise it with Cumbria Dear Editor, This email was sent to George Parr, Victoria Hall Support Group Thank you for your email allowing us to know how much the Grange audience enjoyed ‘The Mikado’. We felt it on stage. We heard the laughter bubbling and it was uplifting for us. Audience numbers have been tailing off in Kendal and we felt we needed to take G&S out somewhere else. Well we couldn’t have chosen better! Victoria Hall is marvellous, a real theatre unlike the stage at Kendal Town Hall. So it was a

It must be stressed that the Institute neither favours nor supports any one political party as against another; it is totally and completely apolitical and only for the social benefits of all, irrespective of political views.

John G. Blake – Institute Trustee Council library service the next day. Tuesday Grange library became part of the pilot scheme for donations of newspapers. Wednesday saw the Library Service giving the go ahead to organise donated newspapers and the information that a local person was already donating a daily newspaper. Well done to them. A particular thanks to Bill Wearing for his quick response.

Yes funding by donations may be abhorrent to many of us but remember historically the source of funding for newspapers and other media came about from charitable sources. If locals wish to donate funding for a regular supply of newspapers please sign up in the library or the TIC. Kate Gaskin, Grange

privilege to perform there and the helpers from your community were so welcoming and helpful in their sheer numbers as of course is Sally Haines and Bob who did the lighting for us. We will certainly consider returning next Spring. I am surprised and saddened by the nub of your email, that Grange is being denied funding from SLDC for Victoria Hall. It’s a gem! Best wishes, Catharine Perrin, Chairman Kendal and District Gilbert and Sullivan Society

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GOING ON HOLIDAY? Hospital Stay? Last Minute Departure? Whatever the reason I will take care of your cat(s) in their own home in your absence. Fully insured and excellent references. Kennel Maids Professional Pet Care. 015395 52099 WWW.P4WS.CO.UK


ROB CHAMBERS All types of chimneys and flues Member of the National Association of Chimney Sweeps HETAS Approved. Fully Insured Tel: 01229 588025 Mobile: 07881 921529 ANDREW BACKHOUSE CHIMNEY SWEEP LTD 25 years of quality workmanship in your area Trading Standards Approved 015394 45117 or 07763 145 594 MJ SWEEPING Chimney Sweep. Fully insured. Member of the National Association of Chimney Sweeps. Allithwaite, Grange over Sands. 07583 067 718


SUE LAWTON (S.R.Ch,D.Pod.M,M.Ch.S) HCPC Registered Chiropodist. Registered & qualified for 28 years. Home visits covering Grange, Ulverston & surrounding area. 015395 83625 DAVE HEMMINGS M.Inst.Ch.Pod. HCPC Registered. Home visits Grange & surrounding areas. 015395 35487 or 0773 644 8702 CHIROPODY CLINIC Milnthorpe. Ground floor clinic/parking available, Bridge End Business Park, Park Road, Milnthrope. HCPC registered/ degree in Podiatric Medicine. Over 20 years NHS/private experience. 015395 64303 Dr Anders - Podiatrist. Expert treatment and advice for all foot problems. Dr Judith Anders PhD is a highly trained degree qualified Podiatrist with over 20yrs experience. Tel: 07584 301653.


CLEANER. Quality cleaning and laundry services. Reasonable rates. Hours available. Call Joan on 0770 622 1466 / 07979 127 318 or e-mail

| MAY 2018 - Next deadline 18th MAY

CLEANING SERVICES CONT Professional Cleaner. Covering all areas of cleaning. Kinga 07568 549 035.



Leah Saunders


Regular, builders, spring cleans, Holiday change overs, End of Tenancy Helen 015395 35277 or

CARTMEL CLEANING SERVICES. Professional holiday let cleaning. Locally based, reasonable rates. Call Dawn 07980 972 780 or 015395 58508.


HANDYMAN SERVICES Clock, Barometer, Furniture Repair and restoration undertaken also minor domestic household repairs. No job too small. Tel: (015395) 33664 ask for Tim e-mail: tim1492@


COMPUTER HELP AT HOME. For computer problems or tutorials in plain English. Call Graham Brook a certified computer engineer on 015395 60868


AND PSYCHOTHERAPY. Sally Holligan. UKCP Reg. Appointments in Allithwaite. Tel 015395 35760 Fairweather Therapy, Child and Adult cognitive behavioural therapy. BABCP accredited. 07792 843 807.

Counselling / EMDR Louise Tych. Trauma, loss, depression. 07775 610 480. Caring counselling in a warm, supportive atmosphere. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, NLP, The Journey. 25 years’ experience. Please call Hannah on 07747 155 781.


Curtains, Roman Blinds and soft furnishings made for you, also clothing alterations. Call Joanne Airey at Sew’n’Sew on 015395 34215


Avondale Dental Practice, Kents Bank Road. Est 1904 Accepting New NHS Patients 015395 33166


ONE-to-ONE DOG BEHAVIOUR and Training Solutions. Martin Gleadow 015395 63567. SPECIALIST IN RESCUE REHABILITATION & SOCIALISATION Wendy Senior - Kennel Maids 015395 52099 WWW.P4WS.CO.UK SEE US ON FACEBOOK

CARTMEL CANINE CLUB Puppy & beginner dog training classes Cartmel Village Hall Wednesday evenings. Please contact Robert or Charlotte 07946 318264


Jude’s Groom Room based in Kents Bank. C&G qualified. Comprehensive grooming service, hand stripping a speciality, Natural Shampoos. Contact: Judith Mallinson, Professional Dog Groomer on 07914 644 852. SHAMPOOCH Bowness On Windermere £5 off 1st Appointment Fully insured. Est 1990. Tel: 015394 48387




KENNEL MAIDS Professional Pet Care EST 2000 Dog Walking, Day Care, Socialisation,Puppy Steps and Other Services available 015395 52099 WWW.P4WS.CO.UK SEE US ON FACEBOOK LOVE OF PAWS DOG WALKING Solo or group walks, home visits, socialisation & puppy training. Fully Insured. Please call Katie - 07471 944500.

DRESSMAKER/ALTERATIONS JOLLYMOSH DRESSMAKING clothing alterations, soft furnishings & curtain making. Large selection of fabrics available. Joanne on 58804 / 07850 087 099 or

Stitch in Time. Sewing repairs & alterations. Maureen Maddock 58436.


LINDALE POST OFFICE. Offers available. Call in for details. Tel: 32231


GARDEN WALLS, FIELD WALLS, Stone Facing. Established 1997. Contact Neil Stanway 015395 31382 mob 07748 271078

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS LOCAL ELECTRICIAN All domestic work & new installations Full & partial rewires. Free estimates Contact Duke on 07970 601 379 Grange & South Lakes


ENGRAVING/TROPHIES Kendal Trophies 01539 740217


LANTERN CHARITY SHOP, Allithwaite; lots of great items for sale. Open 9.30-4.30 Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Church Road, Allithwaite LA11 7QH. 015395 34701


JM RESTORERS. Antique, Modern furniture, Porcelain, Paintings. Est 40 Years 015395 68915

GARDENING GRANGE GARDENERS for GARDEN MAINTENANCE & DESIGN Extensive plant knowledge We maintain gardens all year round Call Michael Thornborough 015395 32118 mobile: 07796 674 861 FERNLEIGH GARDEN SERVICES all aspects of maintenance, lawn care, complete clearances, tidy ups, planting, tree work, painting, hedges, pressure washing, waste removed. College trained, call George 0779 686 7762 or 015395 35716


DJ DIXON OF GRANGE Gardens maintained to the highest standards, mowing, hedges, trees, pressure washing, overgrown gardens cleared - no job too big. Fully insured. For a high quality service with an outstanding reputation. Mobile: 0771 320 3609. GARDEN MAINTENANCE, grass/hedge cutting, weeding, pruning, treework, dry stone walling. James Hawksley Ltd Tel 07980 354 651


GARDEN SERVICES CONT Professional, effective, experienced and reliable Gardening Services for larger gardens/ grounds. Small, large and difficult grass areas cut. Trees, hedges and shrubs beautifully pruned. Renovation projects undertaken. Call Hamish Foulerton. Tel 07747 788 370 or 01539 730501. COPELAND LANDSCAPES, stonewalling, patios, tree work, hedge cutting, fencing, etc. Established 1980. 01524 730 022 or 07815 955 961 M.T.HOWARTH Garden maintenance carried out to a high standard incl mowing, hedges, tree work, fencing and pressure washing. Overgrown gardens cleared and rubbish can be removed. All jobs considered large or small. HOME: 015395 32188 MOBILE: 0789 4737 069 PATRICK GARDENS. Reliable & diligent - complete gardening services and DIY help. Outstanding reputation for high quality service. Tel 015395 33872 or 07748 642 463 A.R. DICKSON Countryside Services, Fencing, Walling, Landscaping, Gardening, Tree & Woodland Work, Fire Wood and Kindling For Sale. 0782 4736 255 GRAHAM’S GARDEN SERVICES Friendly and reliable service for all your garden requirements. Our services include Grass Cutting, Garden Maintenance, Patios Jet Washed, Walling, Fencing and hedge cutting. Telephone 07815 313 828 or 015395 58664 Hedge trimming, General garden maintenance & Clearance. Also DIY. Local & Friendly. Call Simon on 07950 912 212 or 015395 34640. Paul Gibbons Grass cutting, Pruning, Weeding, Planting, Strimming, Leaf clearing 015395 58492 / 07908 843 714. The Lawnman Specialist in fertilisation, weed and moss control. Scarification available. The Lawnman 015395 38949.


S & A H O D G S O N LT D . P l a n t & Groundworks Contractors. 9 ton excavator with a rototilt Site clearence, water mains and land drainage. 015395 52458 / 07836 782707.

HAIRDRESSER MICHELLE 34904 CHARLOTTE Mobile Hairdresser and Gel Nails. Grange 32989 or 07966 543223 Phillipa formally of Sweeney Bobs and Mrs Lovetts Cartmel, is now freelance for men’s and ladies home haircuts, colours and perms, visits available for nursing and care homes. Tel 07979 077 411 for an appointment.

To advertise in the Classifieds section call: 015395 35453

HOUSE CLEARANCES House Clearances, Houses, Garages, Shedscleared and all contents removed. For prompt reliable and confidential service contact Graham Walkden. Tel: 015395 32793/62378 WA House Clearance & Removals WE PAY CASH FOR HOUSE CLEARANCES! Garages, sheds etc 07528 049 516 / 015395 59469

HOLIDAYS FOR DOGS THE ORIGINAL HOLIDAYS FOR DOGS PROFESSIONAL PET CARE SINCE 2000 KENNEL MAIDS Professional Home Boarding Dog Walking • Cat Care • Small Pets Pet Sitting • Doggy Day Care Fully licensed with SLDC Fully insured & Excellent References PLEASE NOTE We are not an agency or a franchise WE DO NOT BOARD OUT DOGS TO THIRD PARTIES We are mature professionals Having worked as a team for more than 10yrs We can provide fully checkable references and are highly recommended by our local Veterinary Practice Tel 015395 52099 WWW.P4WS.CO.UK Beware of imitations. See us on Facebook


IRONING by Lisa 015395 35422 or 07976 512487

JOINERS/BUILDERS BB Wilson & Son All aspects of Joinery and Building from Ground Work to Slating Landscaping, Conservatories Loft conversions, Extensions. Established 50 years, no job too small Free estimates. Tel: 07972 811 706 - 015395 58340

Building & Joinery



St Johns Hearing Centre, Main Street, Grange. Comprehensive Hearing Service. Free home consultations. Full aftercare service. Hearing tests, Repair service, Batteries and Accessories. Gentle Wax Removal Service. 40 Years experience. Tel 015395 36391

LOCKS EXPRESS the only Locksmiths based in Grange. 24 Hour Callout. All Lock Problems Solved. Locks Repaired & Fitted. Trading Standards Approved & Police (CRB) checked. Domestic & Commercial work. Eden Mount Road, Grange. Freephone 0800 783 1104. Mobile 07886 831336.

STATE REGISTERED OSTEOPATHS Jolyon and Val Wardle, caring and experienced practitioners, are available weekdays at Em J’s hair salon on Kents Bank Road, Grange to treat a variety of conditions. 015395 58647

L A K E WO O D - Lock & Safe Co -

Meathop, Grange-over-Sands

Locksmith & Safe Engineer

Locks and safes, opened, supplied, repaired and fitted with over 30 years experience

Edward Lenihan 07407 192270

The o Locksmnly it based inhs Grange

All Lock Problems Solved • Trading Standards Approved • Locks Opened, Repaired & Fitted • Domestic & Commercial • UPVC Door Lock Specialists • Police (CRB) Checked • 24 Hour, 7 Day Service • OAP Discount Eden Mount Road, Grange Freephone: 0800 783 1104 Mobile 07886 831336


The next 6 week Introduction to Mindfulness Courses begin again in March. Various day and evening sessions available. Gentle Mindful Yoga Tuesdays 7 - 8:30pm URC Hall, Thursdays 10 11:30am Victoria Hall, both £8 drop in or £36 for 6 weeks. Everybody and every mind welcome. For more details please contact Tracey on 015395 - 36170 or 07969-447545, (Experienced, qualified and insured)


Mark offers a complete Builder & Joinery service - Renovation - Extensions - Loft Conversions - Doors - Kitchens - Staircases - Windows -

Mark 32126



John Nottingham 34904


Mark Walmsley


LAKELAND OPTICAL Main Street, Grange 015395 32951. Independent Optician Eye Examinations & 500 frames in stock. “See better, look better, feel better!”


LADIES & GENTS HAIR AT HOME 25 Years experience in the Grange over Sands area. Contact Joanne 015395 35279 07717 836 926. I’m your local, friendly handyman. Specialising in painting and decorating. Also DIY and general repairs around the home. All jobs considered. Call Simon on 07950 912 212 or 015395 34640. Handyman Services, Local, Affordable and Reliable. All jobs considered: Painting & Decorating, Garden Maintenance, Guttering, Shelving, Flooring, Fence installation and more Call Trevor on 07810 717 450.


HARD LANDSCAPING fencing, walling, block paving, flagging, paths, patios, driveways, ponds. Free estimates, all work guaranteed. Call Martin Eland 015395 59472, mobile 07821 260 730. Bradley Reeve Landscaping, stone walling, patios. Tel 015395 36938 or 07788 688427

ABLE MEMORIALS - Monumental Masons. Time served masons with over 30 years experience. New memorials, Second inscriptions, repaints, regilds and renovations. Free estimates and home visits given. 1 Wildman Street, Kendal LA9 6EN. Phone 01539 735583 or 01524 784920. PARKIN and JACKSON-Monumental Masons. New memorials, second inscriptions, repaints, regilds and renovations. Visit the showroom on 14 Appleby Road, Kendal LA9 6ES. Telephone 01539 722838. Free estimates and brochure on request.


ACORN MONTESSORI Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:45 - 3:15. Monday & Friday 8:45 - 12:00. Contact Melanie Knight 015935 35629 / 07971 828 797.

Lee Logan Ltd. Quality Painter & Decorator + Tiling. Reasonable rates. Tel: 07708 213079

STEVEN T WELSBY EST. 1979 Your Local Painter & Decorator City & Guilds Advanced Full Technology Certificate Fully Insured GRANGE OVER SANDS 015395 34499

Des Irwin, Painting and Decorating Grange over Sands . Experienced ,time served decorator available for all aspects of decorating.Competitive Prices . Please call for quotation 015395 36288 or 07771 636 842. Wayne Dawson painting and decorating. Over 10 years experience. All aspects of decorating undertaken. For free quotation contact 07557 902 229 or 015395 58630 Email Or via Facebook J.R Dixon Painting & Decorating. Highly skilled and qualified painter and decorator with over 10 years experience. Covering all aspects of interior and exterior decorating. For a free quote contact: 07902 025 716 Local female painter for all your interior painting needs. Bespoke murals designed and painted for those special rooms. Kara Nicol: 07968 288 505 or via Facebook. G-O-S Painting & Decorating. Interior & Exterior work. Very competitive prices. Call 07810 717 450.


High Quality Interior Decorating & Paperhanging Farrow & Ball specialist 30 Years Experience 07774 209929


FITNESS AND WELLBEING Personal Training with Elaine in the comfort of your own home. Specialising in rehabilitation and re-introduction to exercise including exercise for heart conditions and COPD.. 07855 135714


NJR PLASTERING all plastering work considered. Free quotes. Contact Niall on 015395 58221 or 07917 458911

Advertise in the Classifieds section Prices start from as little as 28p per word +VAT

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years experience. Most up to dates methods. Unwanted Guests?

24Quality hour service. All aspects covered including Pest Control Service Cluster flies. Wasps, Fleas.Experience Rats, Mice, Moles. 50 Years Industry Tel. 015395 62795. Mob 07887 977 085. Cumbria’s Premier Pest Controller

with highly qualified technicians

Pest Control & Wash Room Services Rodent and Bird Control, Cockroaches, Wasps, Fleas, Flies, Ants, Moles, Loft Clearances

We offer a premium service at competitive rates Pied Piper Northern Ltd Tel/Fax: 01229 480463 •


RICHARD WYATT PLUMBER From bathrooms to ball valves no jobs too small. Daytime 0777 260 2506, evenings 015395 35653. ADRIAN A TURNER LTD, Central Heating and Bathrooms Gas Safe Registered.Tel: 015395 34775 Mob: 07821 813062. A. TYSON PLUMBING & HEATING. Gas Central Heating Worcester Accredited Installer Gas Safe Registered 015395 32761 - 07967 384 114 JOHN RHODES Plumbing & Heating Gas Safe Registered Working locally for 35 years Newton in Cartmel 015395 31585 07810 881910 TAYLOR Plumbing & Heating Engineers Gas Safe Registered Lindale Darren Taylor 07778 394 206 Universal Heating & Plumbing Gas Oil LPG Water Service Repair Install Ian: 07505 057 742


Porcelain, Ceramics, Paintings restored. JM RESTORERS. 015395 68915.


DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND ULVERCLEAN can now offer a true deep cleaning to those dingy looking areas. Contact Lee 01229 586703 or 07858 757 215 for free quotation.


BUILDING SERVICES stone facing, water mains and drainage. Pressure washing, painting. Free estimates, all work guaranteed. Call Martin Eland 015395 59472, mobile 07821 260 730.


Oak Beams & Salvaged Furniture & Architectural Items Bespoke Fireplace Mantles & Suites Reclaimed Timbers & Bespoke Commissions 07920 117 047


Reflexology Clinic, (above Lakeland Optical, Main Street, Grange). Reflexology reduces stress and enhances the body’s ability to heal itself. A single session can create relaxation, reduce anxiety, diminish pain, improve circulation and lower blood pressure. Appointments call or text 07788 268 220.


REIKI Inner Sense Reiki Encourage self healing/relaxation Treatments for humans & animals. Call Jill: 07816 630 151 Thoughts Matter Reiki Seminars Second Degree Reiki Course Held in Kendal on 16th/17th June 2018 Learn about: The Science behind Reiki and how it works. For further information and to book onto the course Call 01539 732757 - 07976 904 232 10% discount for early booking before June.

REMEDIAL THERAPY RELIEF AND REHABILITATION of Back Pain, Stress, Sports Injuries and Muscle Dysfunction. Contact Mr. G. Grayrigge IIST (Dip) ICHFST, (Adv. Dip) Biomechanics & Sports Medicine on 015395 36483. Home Visits Available. e-mail: MASSAGE and Craniosacral therapy for back, neck and shoulder pain. Meg Henderson 015395 36298 Katie Shaw - Sports & Remedial Massage. Health/Fitness/Rehabilitation of Injuries/Improve Mobility/General Aches & Pains. @ Merlewood HPB 07792 844 290



We make Bespoke top Quality Workshops, Cabins, Garden Offices & Pods. 07920 117 047


OH TREE SERVICES - Qualified and insured arborists/tree surgeons. Please contact Oliver on: 015395 30756 or 07904 698 794


PIANO & THEORY TUITION. Experienced, patient teacher has vacancies for pupils of all ages, from beginners to Advanced. Contact Jean Kitchen ALCM. DipMus(OU). CT ABRSM. Tel 015395 35306 Primary mathematics tuition Early help leads to continued success. Retired Primary Headteacher and Ofsted inspector. Enhanced DBS. References available. Please contact 07717 848 080 for initial chat. MATHS TUITION. All levels. Primary teacher. 1st class maths degree. Enhanced DBS. Free trial lesson. Paul Giblin 32906.

Hi-Fi, Stereo, Separates wanted (Amps, Record Decks, CD Players, DAB Tuner, Speakers etc) 07976 908 005. Cat/house sitter(s) wanted for one month; last week in June and first 3 weeks in July. Some flexibility on dates. Part holiday let, part cat-sit. Small terrace in central Grange, one double room, private parking. Call 015395 33022 for more details.

WINDOW CLEANING SKB WINDOW CLEANING Cleaning of all glass, frames, sills, doors, solar panels, gutters, conservatories. Fully insured. Call Simon 015395 62877 or 07783 802 192


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Wanted - TOOLS, gardening, joinery, engineering etc. Garages cleared. Tel 32793 Realist Stereo Camera Tel:35339 Lambretta Scooter wanted for restoration project also any spares you might have. 07811 921 694.

015395 35453

Grange Town Council has a casual vacancy for a

Town Councillor

and seeks to co-opt. This is an unpaid role. Expressions of interest to the Town Clerk Friday 25 May. Interviews Thursday 7 June.

• Remote controlled • Space saving • Fully insulated • Range of colours

01539 726364



Steve Robinson 07967 934 945 / 015395 59006

REMOVALS Steele`s Removals ltd Local * National * International Secure Self- Storage 24hour access + Self-Drive Removal vans Storage facilities in Flookburgh 01229 820 777


BRADLEY REEVE Landscaping, stone walling, patios. Tel: 015395 36938 or 07788 688427.


G E N E R A L / C A R AVA N / B O AT STORAGE. Lawler 34136.


Estate Cars 6-seater Hackney/Private hire. Local/Long Distance. John Keith owner/operator. Flookburgh based contact 07974 111543

| MAY 2018 - Next deadline 18th MAY

Would you like to be part of a great, fun team in an amazing location? We are currently recruiting for the following positions: • Housekeeper • Bar & Waiting on staff • Kitchen Staff We are looking for people who can be flexible and love working in a varied job. Please apply by calling Steph on 015395 36848 or emailing


WOOD STRIPPING & DIPPING: PORCUPINE @ LakesWoodWork near Ulverston All wood furniture dipping & sanding services Collection services available 07920 117 047

FREE FOR SALES Deadline 18th May 2018, subject to space. Single items max £200, in writing to our offices or e-mail , include your name and address. Halfords 1-2-3 car seat bought for grandparents car £40 like new Ercol 2 Seater Settee York Minster Golden Dawn £150 VGC 015395 33891. Damson trees in pots for sale – various sizes from £5. Witherslack. Tel 015395 52289. Traditional style 3 piece suite, gold/ green valour. £25. Contact after 5th May. 015395 83568 15 medium size limestone rockery stones £20 or offers tel. 58282. Flymo Glide Master 340 electric lawn mower with integral grass box and cable spool,340 mm cut, in good working order. £35 Tel 015395 31122. Tow bar with single electrics for Suzuki Grand Vitara, still in box never used £80. 07836 774 938. Remploy Avanti Wheel Chair – lightweight and easily transported for weight 50Kg to 90Kg. Excellent condition £50 Tel 015395 32168. Bedside Chest 2 drawer H19” W20” D15” Light Oak £50. Bird Cage White as new £25.00 Tel:07502 182 804. Upright Fridge Freezer £75 Tel: 015395 92674 Astronomical Telescope. Magnification x32 to 165 £100. 35525. Lloyd Loom style chair and linen basket, White, good condition. £25.00 Tel:07971 555 262. Challenge Xtreme 1500 Watt Hover Collect Mower, good condition £50 Dimplex Convector Heater 3kw with timer £20 Tel: 34485. Solid light oak furniture. Large cupboard £50; small cupboard £35; large bookcase £35; small bookcase £25. Hulsta oak mocha furniture. Drinks cabinet with shelves £185; cabinet with two shelves, two drawers £160; large glass topped coffee table £185. Phone (after 10 May) 07900 431 611.




Specialists in all aspects of roofing • Slating • Tiling • Pointing • Lead work • Flat roofing

• Chimney repairs • Fascias, Soffits • Guttering, cleaned and sealed

Windermere: 01539 897 892

Years, Experience & Products have caps in the bullet points to be consistent




015395 32593 07971 698 541 Lakes Covering the South upvc e in nc rie pe ex ars ye 25

Chris Shawcross


Replacement Double Glazing Units, Windows, Doors, Conservatories, Facia Boards & Gutters in uPVC. Free Estimates

Tel: 015395 58214 Mob: 0789 969 0259

Advertise in the Classifieds section Prices start from as little as 28p per word +VAT

015395 35453

W.G.BROWNLIE Ltd. Joinery & Building Contractors

IGLS. 29 Greengate, Levens, Cumbria. LA8 8NF

01524 730666 or 07772 884690 •

repair & replacement double glazING


All high quality Bespoke Joinery. Extensive local experience in holiday homes & second homes since 1999.

• Waterproofing • Insulation • Skylights • Balconies • Green Roofs • BBA Approved Products • Insurance Backed Warranties • 30 Years Experience. South Cumbria, North Lancs and M6 corridor We also offer • Thermographic Surveys • Consultancy • Condition Reports

nnComplete roofing services;

natural slate, tiling, leadwork, chimneys & velux installation nnExtensions & renovations nnLoft Conversions nnRefurbishments nnConservatories, windows & doors in uPVC or Timber nnHardwood Flooring Specialists

Tel: 015395 60673 Mob: 07810 602999


• • • • •

Slate & Tile repair Chimney Work Guttering Ridge tiles Re-Roofs

• Lead Work • All Felt & Fibreglass flat roofs. • Wood & UPVC Fascia Boards

We offer a full loft conversion service from initial planning application through to completion of work.

Registered Velux window installer

Grange: 015395 35635 Mobile: 07770 303033 Email: FREE ESTIMATES


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DB Driving

Deborah Black ADI, Dip DI •Friendly, patient, lady instructor •Tuition tailored to your needs •Confidence building & pass plus Tel:01539 722777 Mob:07977 542853

To advertise in the Classifieds section call: 015395 35453 AERIAL SPECIALISTS


Est. 1968 NORTH WEST AERIAL SPECIALISTS 43 years experience. FREE estimates, All work guaranteed AERIAL & SATELLITE SPECIALIST GRANGE AND DISTRICT COVERED ON A DAILY BASIS Head Office, 7 Pinewood Avenue, Bare, Morecambe, Lancs. LA4 6HW. Tel: 01524 415969 Mob: 07814 388756


015395 33515 Alnat Business Park, Lindale

• MOT’s • Servicing & Repairs • Diagnostics for all vehicles • Tyres & Exhausts Brand new designated bay for Cars, Vans & Campervans up to 4 tonnes

LOCKSMITH The o Locksmnly it based inhs Grange



HODGSON BUILDERS For all your Building & Roofing work


ll 18 years experience ll Internal and external

Contact David for a free quotation 07931 258 752 or 07732 362 186


Your local choice for all building & roofing work


T: 015395 35201 M: 07900 435 409

A.TYSON 30 years experience

Gas Central Heating

Wareing & Hodgson

To advertise in the Classifieds section call: 015395 35453

Plumbing & Heating Engineers

Locally established with over 40 years experience.

To advertise in the Classifieds section call: 015395 35453

No Call Out Fee Prompt, friendly service

Tel: 35425 or 83904


015395 32053

Adrian A. Turner Ltd Plumbing & Heating Engineer

T: 015395 34775 M: 07821 813 062


Eden Mount Road, Grange Freephone: 0800 783 1104 Mobile 07886 831336

• Gas, LPG, • Vaillant Solar Accredited • Unvented Hot Water • General Plumbing • Central Heating • No Call Out Fee


BUILDING & JOINERY SERVICES 30 years experience

• New Builds • Renovations • Extensions • Loft Conversions • uPVC & Timber windows & doors • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Tiling

Mob: 0787 602 5976 Tel: 015395 64587 E-mail

All Lock Problems Solved • Trading Standards Approved • Locks Opened, Repaired & Fitted • Domestic & Commercial • UPVC Door Lock Specialists • Police (CRB) Checked • 24 Hour, 7 Day Service • OAP Discount



Est. 1968


Extensions - Renovations - Conversions - Alterations

All aspects of building work undertaken. Extensions, plastering, tiling etc. Over 30 years experience. No VAT on labour (015395) 33530 or 07754 439 694

FREE ESTIMATES Tel: 015395 32761 Mob: 0796 7384114

Miniheat Ltd.

A complete service from plans to paintwork Established local firm Free estimates and advice 015395 33241 / 077535 74538





Caravan & Boat Storage

07764 609 387

Moor Lane, Flookburgh




(MANCHESTER DAILY) Joinery & Developments Ltd.


Full Building & Joinery services

07772 602 506 / 015395 35653

New builds, renovations, extensions, bathroom’s, kitchen’s, windows, groundworks Ian 07765 513 412 / 015395 36316 (Cartmel)

4, 6, 8 & 16 seater mini-buses and a disabled access vehicle available Ring Paul or Joan Tel: Flookburgh 58901


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